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 often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has occurred, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and complete deodorization of the affected space.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime locations. When the authorities and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected pertinent evidence and have re-opened the scene will biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens are generally anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all employees from risks due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
Approximately 5.6 million employees are helped by BOPIM in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean specialists face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the individuals who will be occupying the space once the biohazard restoration is complete.
To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard specialists are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any firm providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal laws that could call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.
To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the final barrier 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 specific items change depending on the job, but needs to always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, 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 methods when working with biohazardous waste. Doing so reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already stressful situation. With any type of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This system 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 the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore required locations in all communities within our service area.
*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 application 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 any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not 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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