Biohazard Cleanup includes disposal, waste removal, and cleanup. In addition to biohazards found at crime scenes, bloodborne pathogens can also be a source of biohazardous debris. Read below to learn more about biohazards, why they’re dangerous, and how to safely clean them up from your home or business property.
Studies conducted in the United States have determined that approximately 2 million biohazards are discovered each year and approximately 193,000 biohazard related injuries occur annually. Additionally, it is estimated that workplaces have a biohazard safety incident rate of 1 out of every 25 workers over a period of 5 years. Biohazards are a growing concern for many individuals and businesses. In fact, research has shown that the incidence of biohazards is likely to increase over time due to factors such as the aging population, occupation hazards, natural disasters, and terrorism incidents. These biohazards can include bloodborne pathogens, body fluids, or even corpses.
Know the Risks
Biohazards make up a large portion of the environmental hazards that must be dealt with on a daily basis because of the presence of bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious agents that are present in the blood, such as Hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Bloodborne pathogen biohazard remediation is a specialized type of biohazard cleanup where extensive care is required for the safety of those who clean up the biohazard contaminated areas to avoid contamination themselves. It is estimated that each year 25 million people contact bloodborne pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C, HIV or other infectious agents through exposure to infected blood. The resulting infections are devastating for both the person infected as well as anyone else who may become infected after coming into contact with contaminated objects or body fluids.
Examples of Biohazards
Biohazards can be found anywhere. Whether your home or workplace has been the victim of a crime, it is likely that you will need to deal with some form of biohazard cleanup at one time or another. Below are just some of the biohazards that may make their way onto your property:
- Bloodborne Pathogen Biohazard Waste (HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C)
- Tear Gas Biohazard Waste (by law enforcement or other forces)
- Non-Toxic Fluid/Foam Biohazard Waste (floods, biohazard waste from firefighting and cleanups)
Why Hire a Professional Biohazard Cleanup Company?
There are many dangers involved with dealing with a biohazard situation. These include the spread of infectious diseases as well as secondary symptoms related to stress or anxiety caused by the presence of biohazards on your property. For those who are trying to decide if they can properly handle a cleanup on their own, you should be aware that any type of bloodborne pathogen is capable of transmitting HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and other serious illnesses which could be fatal if not properly addressed. It is critical that biohazard containment and biohazard removal are performed by experienced biohazard cleanup companies.
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Biohazardous waste can be present on any property – both private and commercial – and must therefore be properly disposed of to ensure the safety of those who come into contact with the biohazards as well as to prevent further contamination from occurring.