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 most cases, dealing with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that caused an injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have occurred.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. Once police investigators collect evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all 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 many others. 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).
This standard helps protect close to 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is the reason that following precise safety methods and specific training procedures are so important. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that call for the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a perfect example. The state passed laws that affect businesses who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.
To protect the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE requirements change with each project, but needs to always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety procedures when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, 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 enhance the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps prevent the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This procedure uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions to provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time 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 recommended actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus 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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