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, working with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that ended in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have taken place.
Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to sanitize crime locations. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the owner of the property to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 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 others.
Approximately 5.6 million workers are helped by this standard in healthcare jobs and related fields, and includes biohazard remediation companies too. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean specialists face significant dangers 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 persons who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard work is complete.
Biohazard technicians are not obligated to obtain a special certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia voted in a new law that is directly related to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.
PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment stops hazardous material from reaching the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE differs from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Additionally, well known restoration businesses offer biohazard handling training for new technicians. The training includes learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these guidelines reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
As with any type of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean owners and technicians are exceptionally aware, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When working with this type of cleanup, it is important to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially interested individuals working through these traumatic situations.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps eliminate 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 solutions to provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean atmosphere.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean team to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the damage.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns we serve.
*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 the use of hospital grade disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to aid in stopping the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be 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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