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 remediation 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 dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
It is important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished collecting evidence from the scene, the duty of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
BOPIM helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard remediation falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
Each time abatement specialists handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following specific proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary not only for their own personal safety but also for the person or persons who will live or work in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.
To be employed 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 a law which affects any firm providing restoration services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal laws that may call for specific licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the last line of defense that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE guards against any hazardous materials from reaching the workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. The type of PPE does vary depending on the particular work, however, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Reputable remediation companies offer biohazard restoration training for employees. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is included in the training. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits and injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to 90 days of safe-guard against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you to maintain the cleanest premises possible.
Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated property. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our specialists to effectively manage your damage.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore properties in all communities within our service area.
*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 and we will help find a PuroClean location that can help you.
Cleaning and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface 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 COVID-19. 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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