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 cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas 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 important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can be anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others. 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 positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Situations
PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the use of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians working on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the area once the biohazard work is complete.
To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard technicians are strongly required to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any firm providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal regulations that may call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup companies.
To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, through 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 guard, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our remediation specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for added care and compassion. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps prevent 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.
When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated areas. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the affected areas.
The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness that we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean vows to rescue and restore all properties within our service areas.
*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 cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested 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 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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