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Biohazard Cleanup for Your Medical Office

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

In a medical office, you have to deal with and dispose of biohazardous waste and objects every day, in the form of tubes of blood; bodily fluids; used syringes and needles; contaminated gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); drugs; used specimen slides; and more. 

You have procedures and policies for disposing of these biohazardous substances, but accidents can happen in your medical office that lead to a biohazard emergency. 

If that happens, there are cleaning and disinfection steps you need to follow (as well as having employees tested for potential exposure) to reduce further biohazard exposure to your medical staff and anyone who visits your medical office. 

First, immediately block off or close the area where the biohazard incident happened and provide medical attention to any members of your medical staff or patients that were impacted by the biohazard. 

Then, reach out immediately to a biohazard clean up specialist, who’s trained in OSHA guidelines on how to clean up blood, infectious substances, and other materials that could spread pathogens if they’re left alone, or only wiped up with a paper towel. 

Is biohazardous waste or a biohazard spill really something that you really want your usual staff to have to clean? Do you have the PPE for them, including shoe covers, clothes covering that’s liquid permeable, goggles, and protective gloves? Standard rubber gloves won’t work due to the potential of blood-borne pathogens on the scene like Hepatitis B or C or HIV or needles that might be part of the biohazard incident. 

Who can you trust for your medical office biohazard clean up? Trust our disaster recovery experts at SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield. We have received specialized training in hazardous cleanup and always wear the correct protective equipment along with using state-of-the-art technology and cleaning agents to safely and effectively remove any pathogens. With decades of experience, our biohazard cleanup professionals in Massachusetts will assess your medical office and follow OSHA guidelines and protocols for biohazardous remediation and clean up to make it safe for your medical office to reopen.

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