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 occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means dealing 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 collect evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth 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 more.
An estimated 5.6 million workers in the medical field and related jobs are helped by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also consists of specific requirements, such as:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the persons who will be occupying the area once the biohazard restoration is complete.
It is not mandatory to obtain a certification to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for any licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be needed to perform remediation work. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that affects companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the last line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment blocks hazardous material from coming into contact with the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE varies from project to project, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Additionally, well established restoration firms offer biohazard cleanup training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these methods reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
As with any type of property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally aware, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally fragile. When working with this type of restoration, it is imperative to always show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic situations.
PuroClean has adopted a cleaning method that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based illnesses are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this method for up to three months of protection against pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help create a safe and clean environment.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the newests, 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 throughout the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the 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 application of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be guaranteed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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