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.
In many cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that resulted in injury or death are circumstances that require biohazard remediation. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.
Bear in mind that state employees aren’t required to clean crime locations. When the authorities and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after the authorities have collected all evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
Approximately 5.6 million workers are helped by BOPIM in healthcare positions and related fields, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every occurrence that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety guidelines and proper training is necessary. The importance of these procedures are both for the technicians and people who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.
Biohazard workers are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to perform their work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for exact licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put forth a new law that is connected to any company providing 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 job may vary on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable lawsuits.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally fragile. When dealing with this type of cleanup, it is important to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially interested individuals working through these traumatic situations.
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 system 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 protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the affected 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 speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during 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 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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