iconWhat is Biohazard Cleaning?

18
Jun

You call it blood or guts. We call it organic matter. Whatever you choose to call it, cleaning it up requires specialized biohazard clean up.

What is biohazard cleanup?

Biohazard cleaning is the clean up of organic matter like blood cleanup and other bodily fluids, as well as airborne pathogens that pose a health hazard. Most often, a bio scene clean up is needed after a violent crime, or some other trauma. Crime scenes, trauma and accidents, hoarding cases, Meth labs, and unattended deaths are the most common.

However, hoarding situations may also require biohazard cleaning. Whatever the situation, it takes more than a mop and some bleach for safe blood cleaning (and other matter). These scenes are prone to infectious biohazards and are dangerous. Blood, bodily fluids, and other types of bodily matter must be handled by trained professional to ensure they are properly—and safely—cleaned.

Who should do bio scene clean up?

For safe blood cleaning (and other matter), you need to call on highly trained forensic technicians. In Australia, make sure they are trained to the highest standards for biohazard and forensic cleaning restoration through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) and have completed all aspects of general services—Health & Safety, Carpet Restoration, Hard Floor Services, Flood Restoration, Drug House Restoration, Upholstery & Leather Cleaning. It is also very useful if they have completed the American BioRecovery Association (ABRA) approved Bio-Recovery course (Forensic Cleaning), which covers forensic cleaning, biohazard cleaning, sewage, disease management & infection control—all of which are situations they may encounter when performing a biohazard clean up. In addition, the NSW Police offer courses on forensic training and crime scene management, inclusive of legal issues, which will further qualify the team to handle anything they encounter at the bio scene clean up.

Categories: Biohazard Awareness

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