Tree roots can wreak havoc on sewer lines. So, whether a sewage backup, infectious illness or death has occurred in your property, PuroClean is prepared to remediate biohazards quickly and respectfully.
In most 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 require biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have occurred.
It is important to remember that state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the scene, the responsibility of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive on-site only when the police have gathered all evidence about the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard means “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 possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
The standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs, including biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials. They are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following specific proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is important for their own individual safety and for the person or persons who will live or work in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.
Biohazard technicians are not required to procure a certificate for their work. However, OSHA requires biohazard technicians to wear appropriate PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state, and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in a place that requires the technicians to be subjected to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a perfect example. The state passed laws that affect companies that provide trauma and crime scene remediation.
To protect the safety of our employees, we use PPE as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or other body parts. PPE specific items change with each project but need always include cut-resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable remediation companies provide biohazard restoration training for workers. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is a significant part of the training. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits and injuries from accidents.
PuroClean restoration professionals are very cognizant of their actions and do not add to an already stressful situation. With any property damage, the sense of loss felt 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 a full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care, and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute best way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your affected property.
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 go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore properties 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 applying hospital-grade cleaners 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 contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to thwart 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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