A Lesson In Biohazard Cleanup Terms

Advance Bio-Treatment is known for working in the community for many years. We know how difficult and traumatic a crime scene cleanup can be.

Our services are perhaps unknown to you until you have a tragic or emergency situation to deal with. We hope you never have to use our crime scene services, but take comfort that if you do, we are prepared to help you.

Biohazard clean up is also very traumatic and dangerous, no one should go through these situations alone. For times like this you need the help of certified and trained empathetic professionals.

Crime scene cleanup and biohazard cleanup are potentially dangerous scenes to cleanup and should not be attempted except by trained professionals.

Our professionals are trained and familiar with OSHA, EPA and API regulations. Without proper disposal, decontamination and disinfection spread of infections and illness can result.

Today, I have compiled a list of terms commonly used in cleanup work.

      • Airborne biohazards – enter your respiratory tract through the eyes, nose and throat and remain active such as anthrax or tuberculosis
      • Bloodborne biohazards – these cause illness and death in humans, they enter the body through the eyes, throat, nose, anus, sexual orifices
      • Vector biohazards – transmitted by insect and animal infestation
      • Decontaminate – reduction or removal of harmful chemicals and toxins such as waste, body fluids, blood etc,
      • Disinfection – the process of killing pathogens and living microorganisms to prevent spread of illness and disease
      • Toxic waste disposal – waste products that contain chemicals and carcinogens that cannot be easily recycled or disposed
      • Fingerprint dust cleanup – Police and crime investigators will often use a heavy dust to detect fingerprints when searching for the perpetrator, fingerprint dust can spread quickly and cover furniture, flooring, etc.,
      • Hazwoperhazardous waste and emergency operations conducted around the world
      • Superfund CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act
      • OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration – sets and protects workplace safety standards

Advanced Bio-Treatment team of professionals work within the guidelines of these agencies and work quickly and efficiently to restore the property to its original state.

Our 24/7 Cleanup Service Areas Include:  Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, New York , Kentucky and most other states.

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our death or accident/trauma cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Advanced Bio Treatment 800-706-1420

Five Ways to Avoid MRSA

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Are you familiar with MRSA? MRSA is the common acronym used to refer to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an antibiotic resistant strain of staph infection. While MRSA has been around for decades it is of concern to doctors and medical professionals because of its resistance to standard treatments. This can cause a delay in diagnosis and treatment that might allow MRSA to spread in the body becoming more dangerous.

The good news is that there are medicines available to treat MRSA infections. Still, the best way to deal with MRSA is to avoid it! MRSA is spread primarily through physical contact. Anyone with a break in their skin can become infected. This includes cuts, sores, burns, and abrasions – basically any skin injury that penetrates the skin’s protective outer layers.

Tips To Hire Professional Crime Scene, Suicide, Trauma, Death, Biohazard Cleanup Company

By NNT Featured Publications- August 2, 2011

The State of Florida licenses crime scene cleanup companies.  Unfortunately, the average consumer may think this means they can trust any company with a state issued license as it implies the state recognizes those companies to be professional in their field.  That supposition couldn’t be further from the truth.  This is placing Florida (FL) families in danger from improper cleanup of crime, trauma, suicide, accidents and other death incidents involving blood or bodily fluid clean up.

The Florida Department of Health ( FL DOH ), whether in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando or any other city does not in any way shape or form verify the training, knowledge or professionalism in the rendering of crime scene cleanup services of the companies they license.  All having these licenses mean is that the company transports, stores and disposes of medical waste from suicide, trauma, unattended death, accident and other biohazard cleanup in an approved manner; that’s it, nothing more and nothing less.

Further, because the license is so easy to get and implies that a crime cleanup company is professional, many companies have entered the field without having any type of professional training, experience, insurances, equipment, etc.  This may cause the public to assume these companies know what they are doing, paying them as if they were a professional company.  In order to protect yourself, when you look for crime scene cleanup services, please keep the following ideas in mind.

Price is what a consumer tends to focus upon and this is valid, if, they are pricing apples to apples.  Due to lack of experience with the industry, many consumers skip this comparison and focus only on price.  You can buy a fast food burger for $1.00.  You can also buy a sit down restaurant chain burger for $8-10.00.  You can buy a gourmet burger for $15.00.  Now, I am not saying you have to pay gourmet prices but do FL residents really want or deserve fast food quality for blood cleaning when you are talking about the safety of your employees, tenants, clients, children and yourself?

Make sure the company you chose has professional trauma scene clean up training, lots of experience, safety briefing meeting logs, employee handbooks, corporate resumes, “Codes of Safe Practices”, recommendations from high profile clients, etc.  The two italicized ones are the hardest to exaggerate or fake and should be quickly provided when you request them.  Don’t just take their word for it.  Ask for proof.

Why be so diligent?  ALL of these companies say they are OSHA and EPA certified.  That’s nonsense.  Neither of those agencies certifies the crime and trauma scene cleanup industry, they only regulate certain aspects of it.  Companies with fewer than 10 employees are not required to be OSHA compliant.  Protect yourself!  Shop quality then price when looking for a crime or suicide scene cleanup company.