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 restoration involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
When police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual cleanup of the scene. When police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only start doing their work after authorities have officially released the scene.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
This standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following proper safety methods and specific training procedures are so important. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration is finished.
Biohazard technicians are not required to procure a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Regulations may be in place that require 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 businesses who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment prevents hazardous material from reaching the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE varies from job to job, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Additionally, well established restoration businesses offer biohazard cleanup training for new technicians. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these methods reduce risks of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already stressful situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for using Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.
If your property is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the top 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 with the use of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because COVID-19 is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot 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 regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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