Owning a business is no easy feat, especially when things don’t go according to plan. Accidents are inevitable. If a biohazard situation occurs in your business, you may be unsure of the best course of action to take. As you probably know, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has standards in place to protect the health and safety of employees in the workplace. Here is a brief overview of when your business should hire a biohazard cleanup company.
Can You Clean Yourself?
Commercial biohazards can range from mold to water restoration, but the most common workplace biohazard is blood spills. If a small blood spill occurs on a hard surface, it is possible to manage the cleanup on your own. To be compliant with OSHA standards, any employee who handles the clean up must have completed Bloodborne Pathogen Standards training. You must provide the employee with personal protective equipment, and an approved disinfectant must be used. All biohazard waste must be clearly marked and properly disposed of.
If the blood spill is larger then a dinner plate or occurs on a carpeted surface, call a professional cleanup company. You must be certain that it is properly decontaminated to ensure the safety of your employees and others. Anyone who comes in contact with the affected area can be at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. If you have any hesitation about your ability to handle the cleanup, play it safe and call a professional. Failure to follow OSHA standards can create serious legal trouble for your business.
Spaulding Decon San Francisco Can Help
Our team has helped businesses throughout the Bay Area with their biohazard cleanup needs. All our decontamination practices are completely OSHA compliant, and we will give you the peace of mind that your workplace is safe. Our team is professional, thorough, and discreet. We will arrive in unmarked uniforms and vehicles to ensure your privacy. Our team handles blood spills, mold cleanup, water restoration, and many other biohazard situations. Call us today at (925) 790 – 1777.