4 Ways To Safely Dispose of Biohazards & How Bio-One Can Help

4 Ways To Safely Dispose of Biohazards & How Bio-One Can Help

Suppose you're faced with traumatic situations involving blood, bodily fluids, and other potential biohazards. In that case, you need to be extremely careful when cleaning up and safely disposing of them. Biohazards can pose a severe health risk to humans and animals if they are not safely cleaned up.

 

We are sharing four ways to safely dispose of biohazards and how a cleanup company like Bio-One can help you secure a safe environment for you or your loved ones to return to after a traumatic life event. Our crew has the experience and expertise to handle any biohazard situation. We're here to help you every step, from safely disposing of them to providing emotional support.

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Biohazards - What You Need To Know

 

A biohazard is any material that contains potentially infectious materials. They can be found in a variety of settings, such as:

 

  • Crime scenes

  • Suicide, undiscovered death, and other trauma scenes

  • Accidents

  • Hoarding situations

 

Any time there is potential exposure to blood or other bodily fluids, there is also the potential for exposure to biohazards.

Proper biohazard cleanup is essential to prevent disease outbreaks. The improper treatment of any hazardous material can put you, your crew, or your loved ones at risk for serious health problems, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, and other bloodborne illnesses.

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What Are Some Examples of Biohazards?

 

Some common biohazards include:

 

  • Blood and bodily fluids such as saliva and vomit

  • Animal remains and excretions

  • Infectious waste

  • Chemical spills

  • Tear gas and chemical weapons

  • Medical waste

Handling biohazardous waste requires special care and training. Exposure to dangerous pathogens may result in severe health consequences, so it's essential for anyone attempting to restore these scenarios to follow the necessary protocols and health regulations that include using the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect not only themselves but those around them.

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Contaminated Materials Carry Bloodborne Pathogens

 

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that can cause disease in humans. They are present in human blood and other bodily fluids and can be transmitted from one person to another through exposure to potentially hazardous materials. These pathogens can cause several serious diseases, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

 

What To Do If You Are Exposed to Biohazardous Materials

 

If you have been exposed to biohazards, it is essential to remove any contaminated materials and clean yourself as soon as possible. If you have been exposed to biohazards, follow the next steps:

 

  1. Remove any clothing or items that have been contaminated with potentially infectious materials and put them in a separate bag. DO NOT  throw the bag in your regular trash container.

  2. Wash your hands thoroughly.

  3. Flush the area of your skin that has been exposed to biohazards with cool water for at least 15 minutes.

  4. Put on a clean set of clothing.

  5. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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If You Have an Open Wound

 

If you have cuts, scrapes, or open wounds, here’s a list of things can do while you wait for medical assistance:

 

  • Rinse the wound under running tap water for five to ten minutes. Do not scrub or use any harsh chemicals.

  • Soak a gauze pad or cloth in saline solution or tap water, or use an alcohol-free wipe and gently dab or wipe the skin with it. Avoid using antiseptic as it may damage the skin.

  • If you have one available, apply an antibiotic ointment to any cuts, scrapes, or open wounds.

Learn more about NHS’s guide on How to clean up a wound.

 

It's also imperative to contact the authorities in the face of a crime scene or traumatic event.

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4 Ways to Safely Dispose of Biohazards

 

There are four key ways to dispose of biohazards safely:

 

  1. Remove all potential biohazards from the scene

 

Remove any materials that may be contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids. These should be placed in heavy-duty garbage bags and sealed tightly before being removed from the premises.

 

  1. Clean and disinfect all surfaces that may have been exposed to biohazards

 

This includes countertops, floors, walls, and any other surfaces that may have come into contact with potentially infectious materials. All surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned with a disinfectant solution and allowed to air dry.

 

  1. Safely dispose of all biohazards

 

When handling biohazardous materials, it's crucial to wear gloves, goggles, and a face mask to prevent exposure to potentially infectious materials. PPE should be removed and disposed of properly after each use.

 

  1. Contact a professional biohazard cleanup company

 

Never attempt to clean up biohazards yourself – Biohazard cleanup companies are fundamental in a crime scene or traumatic event involving blood and bodily fluids. They are responsible for the safe and proper removal of biohazards from a home or business.

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At Bio-One, our technicians follow strict guidelines to ensure that all biohazards are removed from affected areas in an efficient, timely manner. If you have any questions about biohazardous waste disposal, or if you need help with a biohazard situation, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help 24/7/365.

Bio-One has a full license in biohazard remediation services

 

Bio-One employs certified restoration technicians with the proper training, knowledge, and experience necessary to provide biohazard cleanup services in accordance with OSHA standards. We use only the latest and most advanced methods, products, and equipment to clean and decontaminate homes or businesses affected by biohazards.

In addition to our biohazard cleanup services, we also offer crime scene cleaning, hoarder house cleaning, and fentanyl cleanup services. 

 

If you have any questions about our biohazard cleanup process or would like to schedule a free consultation, do not hesitate to contact us.

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BIO-ONE OF OCEANSIDE - INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED!

 

Bio-One of Oceanside is the  #1 Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination Company in North San Diego County, providing professional, industry standards services in all kinds of extreme scenarios:

Cleaning and recovery services

 

  • Crime scene cleanup services

  • Trauma scene cleanup services

  • Blood and biohazard cleanup services

  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleanup services

  • Homicide/Suicide cleanup services

  • Feces and bodily fluids cleanup services

  • Mold remediation services

  • Water remediation services

  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services

  • Medical waste disposal services

  • Tear gas cleanup services

  • Sewage backup cleanup services

 

Hoarding cleanup services

 

  • Hoarding cleanup

  • Animal hoarding cleanup

  • Gross filth cleanup

  • Deep clean

  • Junk removal

  • Hazardous waste disposal

  • Nicotine stain/odor removal

  • Odor removal

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HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

 

Bio-One of Oceanside arrives on the scene when a traumatic event occurs to respond quickly and assist victims. We partner with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocate groups, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, insurance companies, and other organizations to provide the most efficient and superior service possible.  

 

We have been an independently owned and operated business since August of 2020 to help our community through difficult and unexpected situations.  

Our certified technicians are caring, compassionate, and discreet, and we are ready to help you in your most significant time of need. 

 

We are proud Southern California Rental Housing Association members and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce!

 

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

 

Locally owned, Bio-One is proud to serve all of San Diego County, Southern Orange County, and surrounding communities: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsal.

 

We also serve the Southern Orange County area: San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, and Costa Mesa.

Our biohazard cleaning services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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