If you are at a scene contaminated with blood, bodily fluids or other biohazards, resulting from a death, decomposition or serious accident, please contact Bio-Trauma 911 immediately. Contact with these elements can cause serious illness and other health problems. Please keep family members and friends away from the scene.
Our staff understands compulsive hoarding and will treat your situation with care and compassion. During the cleanup process, we will attempt to locate and save important documents and items of a sentimental nature. We will work with you and only clean areas and discard with your express authorization.
Unattended death and decomposition is a very serious issue. The accompanying odor and other biohazard issues associated with a decomposing should never be left to a family member or friend to deal with. Specialized training is required to remove the odor and to properly dispose of the remains in accordance with local and federal laws.
Crime Scene Cleanup involves the response of trained technicians to a scene following a criminal act that results in the loss of blood or bodily fluids. Crimes of this nature typically involve a death resulting from a homicide (murder) or manslaughter. Following the investigation of the crime, which can often take weeks, technicians will suit up in personal protective equipment (PPE) and commence the cleaning process. Depending on the location of the crime, parts of furniture may need to be cleaned or removed, as well as parts of the carpeting and portions of walls and floors, all of which can be replaced.
After a person dies, the body begins the decomposition process. If left for a period of time, the decomposing body will emit a strong foul odor. In addition, the decay process will cause blood and other fluids to saturate the area around the body. These fluids will often penetrate floor coverings and subfloor material. If left for a long enough period, fluids may run underneath furniture and walls. The cleanup process can be extensive and time consuming. Typically, portions of the floor will have to be removed. Affected furniture may have to be properly disposed of in accordance with local and federal laws.
Following the discovery of a suicide, and after the scene has been released, suicide cleanup technicians from Bio-Trauma 911, Inc. will respond to the scene. As this will be a very difficult time for you and your family, responding technicians will perform their job with the utmost respect, care and compassion. During the process, they will make every attempt to clean and restore sentimental items.
Not all blood related scenes involve a criminal act or a death. Often serious accidents will result in large amounts of blood and bodily fluids that require an area to be properly cleaned and disinfected. These types of accidents often occur in factories and warehouses, however they may occur anywhere at any time. If you are party to an accident with blood and other fluids, please contact Bio-Trauma 911, Inc.
Bio-Trauma 911, Inc. has helped hundreds of hoarders turn their lives around. Compulsive hoarding is not something that our staff members take lightly. While often dealing directory with the hoarder, it is more common to work with a third party, such as a friend or family member. Either way, it's important for responding technicians to know what is to be discarded and what should be kept. Technicians should take the time to locate important papers, money, jewelry and other keepsakes and box those items to be kept in a secure location. Our staff is here for you and will work with you to help restore your home to a habitable condition.
The following excerpt has been provided by OSHA. "OSHA estimates that 5.6 million workers in the health care industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and others. All occupational exposure to blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) place workers at risk for infection with bloodborne pathogens. OSHA defines blood to mean human blood, human blood components, and products made from human blood. Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) means:
Federal Regulation 29CFR1910.1030 states that no employer can expose an employee to cleaning blood or bodily fluids without first providing:
1. Blood borne pathogen training
2. A written exposure control plan
3. Personal protective equipment
4. The opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccine
5. Receive exposure evaluation and follow up
5. A method to remove, store and dispose of bio-hazardous waste
Non-compliance with 29CFR1910.1030 has resulted in OSHA fines ranging from $7,000 to $70,000.
The following excerpt has been provided by OSHA.
"OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing these exposures to acceptable levels. Employers are required to determine if PPE should be used to protect their workers.
If PPE is to be used, a PPE program should be implemented. This program should address the hazards present; the selection, maintenance, and use of PPE; the training of employees; and monitoring of the program to ensure its ongoing effectiveness."
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