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 restoration involves cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, projects with biohazards often mean working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills and more.
Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to clean crime locations. When Police and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene, will biohazard cleanup technicians 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 possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
The BOPIM standard helps protect about 5.6 million employees in the healthcare field and similar occupations, including biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard restoration falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
PuroClean specialists face significant dangers every time they handle potentially hazardous items. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety precautions is critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project and the individuals who will be occupying the space once the biohazard remediation is complete.
To work as a biohazard specialist, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard technicians are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. Georgia recently put into law which affects any firm providing restoration services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal regulations that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting, or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.
PPE protects the safety of technicians and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, and other body parts from coming into contact with the hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may differ on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full-face protection, cut-resistant, nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies provide biohazard restoration training for individuals. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is included in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
The massive sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our remediation specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have suffered property damage and maybe emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this unthinkable situation.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes applying EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps eliminate 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 provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to 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 affected property.
The quality of our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the communities we serve.
*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 and we will help find a PuroClean location that can help you.
Cleaning and applying hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched items and surfaces are the recommended 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 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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