Biological hazards or Biohazards include a wide variety of organic and synthetic substances that threaten human life.
Biological Hazards commonly found today at death, tragedy or trauma scenes include but are not limited to bloodborne pathogens such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Viral hemorrhagic fever and Hepatitis A,B, and C. All of these viruses can be transmitted through contact with the skin.
Biological Hazards also include bacterial contagions such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile (CDF or C.diff). MRSA is by definition any strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that has developed resistance to antibiotics. MRSA is extremely difficult to treat once someone has become infected. CDF is another antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria, it is often found in hospitals and nursing homes as well as in ambulances and livery vehicles that have transported patients. CDF bacteria are extremely difficult to eradicate and can remain infectious outside of the body for a very long time. It is also now known that some forms of hepatitis can remain viable in dried form for long periods after the initial spill.
Biological Hazard Cleanup and Recovery is a Serious Responsibility
Great care must be taken to protect oneself and others while cleaning these substances and even greater care must be taken to ensure that every remnant of the virus, toxin or pathogen is decontaminated, sanitized or removed from the site of a spill and not flushed into public waste systems.
Workers must be absolutely thorough to ensure that all traces of the bacteria are removed. It must be understood that when a worker is cleaning a biohazard site, that worker is at risk of contact with dangerous toxins as well as pathogens and bacteria.
A worker must be trained and experienced to safely sanitize, disinfect and remediate biological hazards. Biohazards also must be properly removed and disposed of. They cannot be simply flushed down the drain to contaminate community waste and drainage systems.
BioSpecialists’ technicians are fully trained, experienced professionals at biohazard cleanup and remediation. We meticulously and thoroughly remove all traces of biological contaminants at the microbial level.
BioSpecialists use EPA approved, cutting edge disinfectant technology to attack and eliminate all manner of toxins, pathogens, and bacterial contamination.
BioSpecialists are respectful and considerate of our clients and their properties. Contaminated valuables such as artwork that cannot be safely cleaned will be sealed using BioSeal containment, which provides Class 4 biosafety containment, the highest possible biosafety containment level. Items that are protected in this way can be safely handled by the client.
BioSpecialists is New England’s expert at biohazard remediation, cleanup and recovery. Call us today at 207-839-9111. Call BioSpecialists first and it will be done right the first time. We are available 24/7 and service all of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including the Portland, Portsmouth, Boston and Worcester metro areas. Call BioSpecialists for biohazard cleanup and remediation. We can help.