Do Biohazard Remediation Specialists Need Certification?
OSHA specifically requires biohazard technicians to properly wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while cleaning up blood-related pathogens. This includes proper use.
This equipment itself helps to prevent hazardous material from entering the body via an injury to the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Though PPE requirements vary based on the details of the remediation project. They typically include wearing full-face protection, gloves, and properly designated waterproof coveralls, as well as using a respirator when applicable.
Certification is part of a process that includes training and adhering to all of OSHA’s on the job safety protocols and employing industry’s best practices when handling biohazardous waste. This further helps to reduce liability concerns in the future.
The Affordable Remediation Biohazard Cleaning Process
We use industry best practices at every phase of the biohazard cleaning process. This includes state of the art equipment, and cleaning products, as well as performing thorough evaluations. All our technicians receive the highest level of training on a wide range of biohazard cleanup processes. We typically start with a comprehensive evaluation of the site and all affected areas to assess the scope of the biohazard contamination. Our highly trained technicians then use our years of experience to develop the most effective remediation strategy.
At that point, our technicians don their PPE and other safety gear to ensure the lowest possible risk for contamination. We take care to contain and clean any hazardous medical waste according to established OSHA regulations. Once any existing fluids have been contained and cleaned our technicians will work on remediating any porous materials like fabric and carpeting using industry best practices and per all state regulations. All non-hazardous materials will also be removed or decontaminated and sanitized.
Our biohazard cleanup technicians will then deodorize the affected areas. This often involves cleaning hard surfaces such as countertops, walls, and flooring. As needed our technicians will use hydroxyls or ozone to ensure all trace odors have been eliminated.
We make sure to dispose of all potentially infectious materials according to state and OSHA safety standards.
This includes things like:
Other excreted bodily fluids