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.
In many cases, dealing with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that resulted in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.
Bear in mind that state employees aren’t required to clear crime locations. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the owner of the property to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the dangers 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 employees in the healthcare field and similar occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard restoration falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean specialists face significant dangers each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the practice of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the area once the biohazard restoration is complete.
Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard restoration, 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 good example. The state passed legislation that affects companies who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.
To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. PPE requirements change depending on the job, but needs to always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their technicians to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have suffered property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the clients that are unfortunately suffering from this unthinkable situation.
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 and also 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 you find yourself in need of biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.
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 us your go-to biohazard damage restoration choice. We promise to do whatever it takes to restore 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 the use of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s 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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