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.
Kingston NY area biohazard restoration involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, working with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
It is useful to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “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 employees from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
The standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each time biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following specific proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the people who will reside in the property after the biohazard restoration is complete.
Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a specific certificate to do their work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to don the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to work in biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put forth a new law that is directly related to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.
To protect the safety of our employees, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE specific items change depending on the job, but needs to always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
The huge sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our remediation specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for added care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps prevent 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 provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.
When in need of biohazard remediation services in the Kingston NY area, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.
The expert level of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make us your ideal biohazard damage restoration company. We vow 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 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 are not guaranteed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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