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Biohazard Cleanup

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Anything that requires special protective gear to be cleaned up is better left to professionals. Without proper training, you run the risk of exposing yourself and others to contaminates. Luckily, our teams here at SERVPRO® are meticulously trained for these exact types of cleanup situations.

Biohazards are defined as

“a biological agent or condition that is a hazard to humans or the environment

also: a hazard posed by such an agent or condition.”

Biohazards are no joke. Exposure can lead to short or longterm illness and even death in extreme cases. That is why our employees are trained for the cleanup of biohazard issues like:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Every single one of these listed biohazards poses some sort of health risk. Sewage can spread illnesses through fecal matter. From accidents and deaths, there can be bloodborne contaminates. Animal waste and remains can carry all kinds of bacteria and diseases as well. As for meth-lab and other crime scene cleanups, those can be self-explanatory. These things, if not properly protected against, can be incredibly dangerous and anyone who isn’t properly protected or prepared should not attempt to handle it themselves.

In the case of commercial buildings, there are OSHA regulations that need to be followed. Employers have to take these regulations seriously. Companies that don’t have the training to handle hazardous waste need to bring in companies that can. There are specific protective gear and tools that trained companies specializing in cleanup are able to access. It’s important to call in professionals when your company isn’t explicitly trained for this type of cleaning; because if your untrained employees are made to clean hazardous material when they aren’t prepared, it could result in injuries and lawsuits.

Keeping all of this in mind, that is what companies like SERVPRO® are here for. We exist to make sure that people who shouldn’t be handling dangerous materials don’t have to. We’ll always do our best to make your situation Like it never even happened.

https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2007-05-22

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