What to do if you’re exposed to biohazardous waste + How Bio-One of Oceanside can help you

What to do if you’re exposed to biohazardous waste + How Bio-One of Oceanside can help you

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and biohazardous waste can happen in a wide variety of occupations and circumstances. Medical and emergency personnel, for example, are constantly dealing with biohazardous material; they follow strict guidelines and procedures to ensure not only their safety but the safety of the people around them.


In the face of an accident or traumatic event, anyone can be exposed to biohazardous waste and bloodborne pathogens, which may result in disease and infection outbreaks if not contained properly. Traumatic events like crimes, car accidents, and sudden death usually involve blood and bodily fluids that must be cleaned by professionals


Attempting to clean these scenarios without the proper training poses a risk of infection for everyone involved, not to mention the emotional trauma that goes with taking care of these situations. We are sharing what to do if you’re ever exposed to biohazardous waste. This includes blood, human body fluids, a combination of bodily fluids and blood, mucous membranes, mycotoxins, any surface/item visibly contaminated by biological pathogens. 


Bio-One of Oceanside specialists are available 24/7 - 365 days a year to clean, disinfect and remediate areas from blood spill and bodily fluids that contain dangerous biohazardous waste. 

Bio-One of Oceanside technicians are trained to clean and disinfect areas from biohazardous waste in a private, timely manner.

Immediate response to biohazardous waste exposure is crucial


Blood and bodily fluids can linger in surfaces for long periods of time, and they carry dangerous bacteria and diseases, even dry. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and biohazardous waste can happen from sharp objects/needles, cuts, scratches, bites from infected animals, mucous membrane contact, skin contact, and non-direct contact (being in the presence of highly contaminated areas and surfaces).


Immediate response to biohazadous waste exposure includes:


-Removing contaminated clothing and equipment.


-Wash with soap and water any part of the body that might be contaminated by blood and bodily fluids. If you experience scratches or cuts, wash with abundant water and soap. 


-If your mucous (eyes, nose, mouth) were exposed to biohazardous waste, wash with abundant water and soap, for at least ten minutes.


-Look for medical attention, no matter how minimal or large the level of exposure might seem.

Bio-One of Oceanside specialists work with first responders and emergency personnel to remediate scenarios from traumatic events like crime scenes, suicide, blood spill, undiscovered death, and situations involving biohazardous waste. We are always available to assist families and victims in their greatest time of need.


Seek professional assistance


Usually, when tragedy and traumatic events take place, there’s a police investigation and medical staff who takes care of removing the bodies and remnants from scenes. However, after investigations are completed and coroners leave the scene, thorough cleaning and disinfection  must be conducted to avoid disease and infection outbreaks from bloodborne pathogens


It’s important to avoid exposing maintenance crew and cleaning companies when blood and bodily fluids are present, as there are specific guidelines and procedures that must be followed to properly clean and restore areas from this biohazardous waste. The best thing to do is leave it to professionals for the disinfection and decontamination process.

Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you


Bio-One of Oceanside certified technicians are trained to professionally clean, disinfect and restore areas from biohazardous waste. Blood and bodily fluid spills/residue can linger on almost any surface. It is up to our specialists to determine the level of contamination and discard any items that may be irreversibly contaminated. 


Our specialists are caring, compassionate, discreet, and understanding of the emotional distress that comes with facing these situations. We strive to be an extension of your family, someone you can rely on while we take care of all the biohazards that may pose a health risk for you and your loved ones.


We are proud to serve the North County area: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall; 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.


We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce! Give us a call at 760-429-0729 - Bio-One is here for you.

Bio-One of Oceanside is available 24/7 - 365 days to emergency response.

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