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 remediation involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the risk 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.
Nearly 5.6 million workers are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies too. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety guidelines and proper training is necessary. The importance of these procedures are both for the technicians and individuals who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected 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.
Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that call for the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a prime example. The state passed legislation that affects companies who provide trauma and crime scene remediation.
PPE protects 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 being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may vary on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety procedures when handling biohazardous waste. Doing this reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
As with any type of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally aware, understanding that the individuals involved may be emotionally fragile. When working with this type of restoration, it is imperative to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals dealing with these traumatic events.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best 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). This procedure uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean atmosphere.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the clean 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 recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after 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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