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 many cases, dealing with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that resulted in injury or death are situations that call for biohazard remediation. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have taken place.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clean 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 the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
Nearly 5.6 million workers are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies too. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard also consists of specific requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is the reason that following proper safety methods and specific training procedures are necessary. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of tenants who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
Biohazard workers are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to perform their work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you check the local city, state, and federal regulations for exact licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to work in biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put forth a new law that is connected to any company working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma remediation.
PPE ensures the safety of technicians and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may differ on different projects. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls and a respirator.
Additionally, well known restoration companies offer biohazard remediation training for new technicians. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these methods reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
The huge sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our remediation specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have suffered property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and compassion. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute best way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to three months of safe-guard against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you provide the cleanest premises possible.
Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated property. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our technicians to effectively treat your damage.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. We pledge 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 recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus 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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