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.
Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, working with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime scenes. When Police and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after police have collected all evidence and have released the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can be anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from risks due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by BOPIM in healthcare jobs and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each time technicians handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the individuals who will live or work in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
To work as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard workers are obligated to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any company providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the last line of protection that helps keep workers safe. PPE prevents any hazardous materials from coming into contact with workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. Particular PPE can differ depending on the surroundings, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face guard, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their workers to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all parties involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the restoration process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This process aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness that we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic empathy all exhibit why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service areas.
*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 with the use of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot be 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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