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 taken place. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related 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 possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
The standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also consists of specific requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Situations
PuroClean specialists face significant dangers each and every time they handle items 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 restoration is complete.
To work as a biohazard technician, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear proper PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any business providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal regulations 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 businesses.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the final line of protection that helps keep workers safe. PPE guards against any hazardous materials from reaching the workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. Particular PPE does vary depending on the surroundings, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Additionally, well established restoration companies offer biohazard handling training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these methods reduce risks of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
As with any sort 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 those involved may be emotionally fragile. When working with this type of cleanup, it is imperative to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially interested individuals dealing with these traumatic events.
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 system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest premises possible.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate the affected areas.
The quality of our 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.
*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 disinfectants 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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