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.
Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, require certified biohazard remediation professionals. This 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 examples of biohazard materials that call for professional remediation.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators collect evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the potential dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.
This standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million employees in the healthcare field and similar occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
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. Because of this, adhering to safety procedures and the correct training is necessary. The significance of these procedures are both for the employees and people who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
Biohazard specialists are not required to obtain a special certificate to go to work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for exact licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to work in biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that corresponds to any company providing restoration services for trauma and crime scene cleanup.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the final line of defense that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE guards against any hazardous materials from touching workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. Particular PPE does vary depending on the surroundings, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their technicians to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down greatly.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved can be emotionally fragile. When dealing with this type of restoration, it is important to always show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially focused individuals dealing with these traumatic situations.
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 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 solutions to provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.
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 areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the perfect choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service areas.
*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 disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help stop 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 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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