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.
In most cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that resulted in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have occurred.
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 duty of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put out a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more are examples of Infectious pathogens.
This standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs, which also includes biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every instance that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety procedures and proper training is necessary. The importance of these rules are both for the technicians and residents who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
Biohazard technicians are not required to procure a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that require the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a good example. The state passed laws that affect companies who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.
PPE protects the safety of workers and happens to be the last line of protection. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may be different on different projects. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for employees. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the training. The technician’s training greatly reduces the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration professionals are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will always 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 disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for using Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.
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 quickness in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. We pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 application of hospital grade disinfectants of high traffic 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 because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to thwart 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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