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 restoration often means working to clean up areas where a traumatic event has occurred and requires professional cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during biohazard cleanup include the application of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Once police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual cleaning of the scene. When police released the crime scene area, the responsibility is to the owner of the property to employ biohazard cleanup services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only begin their work after the police have actually released the scene.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can range from 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 dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
BOPIM helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and similar occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard restoration falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety guidelines and the correct training is necessary. The importance of these procedures is both for the technicians and individuals who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
To work as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard cleanup workers are obligated to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation that affects any company providing cleanup services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for specific licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting, or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the last line of defense that helps keep workers safe. PPE prevents any hazardous materials from reaching the workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. Exact PPE does vary depending on the project, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies provide biohazard cleanup 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.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
PuroClean Restoration Specialists are very aware of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the sense of loss felt by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean Restoration Specialists strive to be extra sensitive, with a complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean Restoration Specialists will constantly show empathy, extra care, and attention.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This system aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza, and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work for up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean Restoration Specialists team to clean and restore the contaminated site. Our technicians use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively clean and restore the damage.
PuroClean Restoration Specialists’ commitment to quality, compassion, and speed of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other cleaning companies and makes us the top choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean, and restore required locations in all communities within our service area.
Cleaning and the use of hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently 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 Restoration Specialists’ 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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