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.
Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
It is useful to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished collecting evidence from the area, the responsibility of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect working individuals from the potential dangers of blood or other potentially 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 workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following correct safety methods and specific training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when working with bloodborne pathogens. Also, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for possible 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 involves companies providing restoration services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment stops hazardous material from reaching the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE is different from project to project, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation training for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when working with biohazardous materials. Doing this reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
As with any type of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that the individuals involved may 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 eliminate the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions to provide up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.
Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our technicians to effectively manage your damage.
PuroClean’s dedication 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 put in the time 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 stop 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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