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4 Essential Safety Procedures in How to Clean Up Biohazards

4 Essential Safety Procedures in How to Clean Up Biohazards

Clean up biohazards, requires careful attention to safety procedures is required. Whether you're working in a medical facility, hazardous waste disposal company, or home environment, how you handle the cleanup process can have severe implications for your health and those around you. There are four essential safety procedures that must be followed when cleaning up biohazards:

Step One - Notifying Authorities

If a biohazard is suspected or discovered, it’s important to alert the proper authorities. They should be notified immediately in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved.  This notification should include the type of biohazard, how much is present, and how long it has been there.

Bio-One works with local law enforcement, government agencies, property owners, and managers, serving as the last responders for situations involving blood, bodily fluids, and other biohazardous materials!

Step Two - Identifying the Biohazards

The second step to safely clean up biohazards is to be sure what type of material you are dealing with. Don’t assume something is a biohazard, as it may not be. Carefully identifying the material and how it needs to be handled before beginning the cleanup process is something professionals should only perform.

Crime and trauma scenes are common locations where biohazards can be found. Blood, bodily fluids, tissue, and other materials may contain disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and fungi that could lead to illnesses if someone is exposed without proper protection. It is important to take the time to carefully identify these types of materials before beginning any cleanup.

Step Three - Wearing Adequate Personal Protective Equipment

The second step is to use protective gear. This means wearing gloves, masks, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) when cleaning up the biohazard. It's also important to wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin from any exposure. Ensure all your clothing covers your body, including pants, shirt, and shoes.

Bio-One ensures the safety of our customers whenever we are called to remediate a home or business from biohazards by following CDC guidelines and utilizing the best PPE available. We use masks, gloves, boots, coveralls, and a respirator that filters out contaminants in the air so our technicians can safely complete their job. Along with the right PPE, we also take extra precautions to ensure proper containment of biohazards during the cleanup process.

Step Four - Containing and Disposing of the Biohazard Material

The fourth step is to ensure that all biohazards are properly contained and disposed of. The remediation process includes using approved biohazard disposal bags, double-bagging of all materials, and transporting the material to a medical waste disposal facility.

Bio-One uses high-quality certified medical waste containers designed to safely and securely contain biohazards. Our technicians will also take great care in packaging and labeling each container prior to transport. After the biohazards have been properly contained and labeled, they will be transported to a licensed medical waste disposal facility, where they will be disposed of following state regulations.

These four essential safety procedures should be taken into consideration when how to clean up biohazards. Taking the proper steps to protect yourself and those around you is of utmost importance when handling any biohazard material. With our approach and knowledge, you can ensure a safe cleanup process for everyone involved! Give us a call if you ever need to clean up biohazards.

Bio-One of Oceanside is professional, licensed, and insured.
Bio-One of Oceanside is professional, licensed, and insured.

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We have been an independently owned and operated business since August 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.

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