PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to remediate biohazard environments safely and in accordance with all applicable laws and standards. We understand that some events may be sensitive and must be handled with compassion and discretion. We bring a sense of calm back to those impacted, whether the loss is in a home, commercial property or business office.
In many cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that resulted in injury or death are situations that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.
It is important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished gathering evidence from the scene, the responsibility of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard means “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can range from anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all employees from risks due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
The BOPIM standard additionally consists of specific requirements, such as:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean specialists face significant risk each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the practice of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the individuals who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard remediation is complete.
It is not mandatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Also, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be needed to perform remediation services. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that affects companies providing restoration services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the final line of protection that helps keep workers safe. PPE stops any hazardous materials from reaching the workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. The type of PPE can differ depending on the project, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for workers. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already trying situation. With any type of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to provide up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean atmosphere.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore required locations in all communities within our service area.
*As not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 to help you find a PuroClean location that may be able to help you.
Cleaning and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because COVID-19 is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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