Biohazard Contamination Facts

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What are blood borne pathogens?

Blood borne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause serious diseases in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

What can be done reduce the risks?

  • Avoid physical contact
  • Secure and quarantine affected areas
  • Safety education and training
  • Wear protective clothing and equipment
  • Contact a certified professional biohazard cleanup company

How they spread

All blood and other body fluids should be treated as if they are infectious, to help prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens and other diseases. Blood borne pathogens, including bacteria and viruses, are present in many blood, body fluids and their surrounding materials. These pathogens spread through a wide variety of direct and indirect transmission methods.

Transmission Methods

  • Direct contact - Infected blood or body fluid from one person enters another person’s body at a correct entry site, such as infected blood splashing in the eye.
  • Indirect contact - A person’s skin touches an object that contains the blood or body fluid of an infected person, such as picking up soiled dressings contaminated with an infected person’s blood or body fluid.
  • Respiratory droplet transmission - A person inhales droplets from an infected person, such as through a cough or sneeze.
  • Vector-borne transmission - A person’s skin is penetrated by an infectious source or an insect bite.

Decontamination - Why do I need a professional?

When properly trained, janitorial companies, maintenance staff and individuals can play a good supporting role in helping to maintain a safer environment. Unfortunately, more often than not, they are spreading contaminations as opposed to removing them. On the other end of the spectrum, many abatement/remediation firms propose demolition of contaminated materials first ignoring the put back costs and timing or emotional concerns of the property owner. The reality is that safe and effective is somewhere in the middle. We realize that this is your life, livelihood or even your home and we are focused on how hazardous contaminations impact your life. We work with you to help you live or work in a safer environment, from our safe fast and effective decontamination services through training you and/or your staff on how to maintain the environment after we complete our services. contact us for a free no-obligation consultation on your specific needs.

Caution and care

If you get blood or other potentially infectious materials in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on broken skin, or are stuck by a needle or other sharp immediately flood the exposed area with water and clean any wound with soap and water or a skin disinfectant if available. Seek immediate medical attention.

CDC: Emergency Needlestick Information also provides immediate access to treatment protocols following blood exposures involving HIV, HBV and HCV. Visit the CDC website if you are currently sick or believe you have been exposed to Covid 19.

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