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Code 4 starts decontamination division
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Jo Clifton
Code 4, an Austin-based safety management and emergency services company that normally provides services for large public events and festivals has launched a new service. The company has started to provide public safety agencies and businesses with preventive cleaning and contamination response as governments and businesses try to cope with Covid-19. One of its first new jobs was decontaminating a bus used by the Travis County Sheriff’s Department. Company spokesperson Trey Hicks told the Austin Monitor that Code 4 “has recently brought on six new hires who have been professionally trained for Covid-19 decontamination and are now working in the field. … These new hires are all local residents and event staff including full-time venue managers and gig economy workers behind some of Austin’s most iconic and beloved festivals and events.” The company has hired biohazard expert Robin Hall of Austin Fire and Flood to serve as director of the company’s decontamination program. In addition, the company’s medical director John B. Marshall has added duties, including providing medical clearances and advising those doing decontamination work. Scott Davidson, president of Code 4, has been named a member of the Opening Central Texas for Business Task Force and serves on that group’s events committee.
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