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 such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, working with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
It is useful to remember that the state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the scene, the responsibility of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.
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 this standard in healthcare jobs and related fields, and includes biohazard remediation companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at considerable risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the person or persons who will reside in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.
Biohazard workers are not required to obtain a special certificate to go to work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you check the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia voted in a new law that is connected to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma remediation.
To help ensure the safety of our technicians, 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 with each project, but should always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
PuroClean restoration professionals are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already trying situation. With any type of property damage, the sense of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
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 stop 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 protection against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean atmosphere.
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 procedures will be used by our specialists to effectively manage your damage.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any location 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 coronavirus. 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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