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.
Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean’s biohazard cleaning consists of the extensive cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are types of biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime scenes. When the authorities and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected all evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
The (BOPIM) standard means “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens are generally anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from risks due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
The standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean specialists face significant risk 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 methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the individuals who will be occupying the space once the biohazard restoration is complete.
Biohazard technicians are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you find out the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put forth a new law that is directly related to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.
PPE ensures the safety of workers and happens to be the last line of protection. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from coming into contact to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may differ on different projects. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for individuals. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the training. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration teams strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be especially traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps stop 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 products to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean atmosphere.
Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our specialists to effectively treat your damage.
The quality of our restoration work, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make PuroClean 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 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 application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched items and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be 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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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