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Steri-Clean Pittsburgh Are The Trusted Experts In Professional Blood Cleanup

You have suffered a devastating loss and now face the complicated task of cleaning up a blood spill.

Should you ask a friend, family member, or employee to help clean up the blood or bodily fluids?  Is that even legal? Should you worry about blood-borne pathogens? And what about lingering unpleasant odors?  If you are an employer, OSHA has strict guidelines regarding cleaning up workplace blood spills. OSHA guidelines are here.

Steri-Clean understands the complexity of cleaning up bodily fluids.  Blood and other bodily fluids can carry and transmit diseases. One should not handle a blood spill without blood-borne pathogen training and personal protection equipment.

 

A large blood cleanup requires special disposal and is highly regulated by the state.  Local landfills and transfer stations will not allow the disposal of infectious materials.

 

Odors from an unattended death can permeate an entire house and all of its belongings. Special equipment is needed to break down the odor-causing molecules and to restore the home to its original condition.

 

Steri-Clean has been a leader in trauma and biohazard cleaning services since 1995.  Our Biohazard Remediation Technicians are trained, experienced, compassionate, professional, and empathetic.

 

Steri-Clean’s Industry-Leading Blood Removal and Blood Cleanup Procedures Conform to Local, State, and Federal Standards.

 

What's The Process for Blood Cleanup?

It starts with you leaving the scene until the professionals have done their job.  The loss is traumatic enough without you having to relive it during the cleanup. Steri-Clean isolates the spill, removes the risk, disinfects the affected area, disposes of biohazards through a third-party regulated medical waste disposal company, and coordinates everything with your insurance company.  Most traumatic events involving a blood spill are covered by insurance. This includes suicide, crime scene, unattended or undiscovered death, and accidents: residential, commercial, and industrial.

 

The most common communicable diseases are hepatitis, HIV, C-DIFF, MRSA, and influenza. Infectious diseases can be airborne or transmitted through open wounds and soft tissue. Some viruses and bacteria can remain viable on surfaces for months.

 

When blood sits on a surface, it seeks the lowest point.  This means it penetrates carpeting, padding, and subflooring whether concrete or wood.  Cleaning the surface alone is not enough. The dangers will remain in the underlayers as will the odors.


This industry is not yet federally regulated. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has devised a list of guidelines to minimize the risk of exposure to dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Staph and Strep infections, gastroenteritis-salmonella, shigella, pneumonia, syphilis, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, measles, chickenpox, herpes and more.

 

At Steri-Clean Pittsburgh, we conform to OSHA’s universal guidelines for handling blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). We also observe the best practices set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

 

Your safety and privacy are our highest concerns.  In a commercial setting, the liability of exposing employees and the general public to pathogens is enormous.

 

We Handle Blood Cleanup Scenes With Extreme Care and Regard for Your Safety while following proper protocols.

 

The most important part of cleaning up blood is taking the proper precautions to avoid cross-contamination and exposure.

 

Microscopic amounts of blood can still cause devastating consequences.  Improper containment and disinfection during the cleaning process can cause spores, bacteria, and viruses to become airborne which then circulate through an entire building or house through the air duct system, exposing everyone else.

 

Can I Cleanup Blood On My Own?

Do not attempt to perform blood cleanup yourself or allow someone who lacks the proper experience to do it; you could be making things much worse. If you are trying to clean a public place – visible bloodstains could be very upsetting and may raise painful questions.  

 

At Steri-Clean Pittsburgh, we treat each scene as though it were our own property. We exercise extreme caution and care. Your safety is our top priority.

 

To ensure your health and well-being:

  1. We arrive in discreet vehicles to protect your privacy.

  2. We treat all blood and blood-contaminated areas as though they are dangerous. We operate under the assumption that each scene could be contaminated with life-threatening bacteria and pathogens -- and we clean and sterilize them accordingly.

  3. Our technicians wear full and appropriate protective gear. Technicians sterilize and/or securely dispose of any gear or equipment that has or may have come into contact with blood or OPIM.

  4. Our technicians are trained to be thorough, methodical, and highly detail-oriented -- ensuring that no potentially devastating issues are overlooked.

 

Let us restore your peace of mind. We handle residential, industrial, commercial and public areas with extreme care and professionalism.

 

Find out why customers needing blood removal have trusted us for well over 27 years. If you need a reliable partner to clean up, call now 888-577-7206

OSHA Guidelines for Blood Cleanup

 

You have a blood spill on-site and now must ensure your employees and customers are safe.

In general, to be compliant with OSHA standards, you must…

  • Have an exposure control plan. This is a written plan to eliminate or minimize occupational exposures.

  • Update the plan annually to reflect any changes

  • Use universal precautions (assume all blood and OPIM contains bloodborne pathogens).

  • Use engineering controls:  devices to isolate or remove the hazard, like sharps.

  • Use work practice controls. This changes the way a task is performed to reduce the risk of exposure.

  • Provide personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, gowns, eye protection,
    and masks.

  • Make available hepatitis B vaccinations to all workers with occupational exposure. 

  • Have post-exposure protocols for those who have been exposed to a biohazard.

  • Use labels and signs to communicate hazards to employees and the public.

  • Provide appropriate training to workers and maintain records of training.  You must also maintain a sharps injury log.

Steri-Clean’s Industry-Leading Blood Removal and Blood Cleanup Procedures Conform to Local, State, and Federal Standards.

  

The most common communicable diseases are hepatitis, HIV, C-DIFF, MRSA, and influenza. Infectious diseases can be airborne or transmitted through open wounds and soft tissue. Some viruses and bacteria can remain viable on surfaces for months.

 
This industry is not yet federally regulated. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has devised a list of guidelines to minimize the risk of exposure to dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Staph and Strep infections, gastroenteritis-salmonella, shigella, pneumonia, syphilis, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, measles, chicken pox, herpes and more.

 

At Steri-Clean, we conform to OSHA’s universal guidelines for handling blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). We also observe the best practices set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

 

Your safety and privacy are our highest concerns.  In a commercial setting, the liability of exposing employees and the general public to pathogens is enormous.

 

We Handle Blood Cleanup Scenes With Extreme Care and Regard for Your Safety While Following Proper Protocols.

Call Steri-Clean Pittsburgh Today!

1-888-577-7206

Our call center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

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