PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to provide biohazard and crime scene cleanup 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 cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime scenes. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have re-opened the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the risk 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.
This standard helps protect close to 5.6 million people in the healthcare industry and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation employees. Biohazard remediation falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every instance that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety guidelines and proper training is necessary. The importance of these rules are both for the workers and residents who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that call for the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a prime example. The state passed legislation that affects businesses who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the last line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment stops hazardous material from reaching the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE is different from job to job, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous materials. Doing this reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.
PuroClean has implemented a cleaning method that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help build a safe and clean atmosphere.
If your property 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 sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
The expert level of our restoration work, the quickness in which we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make us your go-to biohazard damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities with 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 items and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since 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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