Hazardous waste disposal should not be taken lightly. Hiring a remediation company to help dispose of biohazards can ensure your safety, the safety of those around you, and your compliance with all state and federal regulations. Aftermath has been an industry leader since 1996 with over 30 regional and mobile offices across the country.
COMMON BIOHAZARD SCENARIOS
Sewage Backups Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We will remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.
We will remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.
We understand how many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.
PROPER BIOHAZARD WASTE DISPOSAL
EE&G focuses on discrete biohazard cleanup, waste disposal, and trauma scene cleanup. Biohazard cleanup situations resulting from a trauma scene or loss of life must be handled with the most discretion, sensitivity, and expert training. Like any waste, it is important to dispose of biohazard waste the proper way. But before you stop reading and decide that biohazard waste disposal is as simple as separating your recycling from your garbage. It is essential to note that biohazardous waste requires extreme caution and attention to detail.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “In any given State, EPA or the State Hazardous Waste Regulatory Agency enforces hazardous waste laws. EPA encourages States to assume primary responsibility for implementing a hazardous waste program through State adoption, authorization, and implementation of the regulations.”
THERE ARE 4 CATEGORIES OF BIOHAZARD WASTE AND A DISPOSAL METHOD PER EACH:
Solid biohazards (non-sharps waste): Examples include gloves, towels, and culture containers that are contaminated with human blood, semen, and other specimens. Proper disposal: Solid waste materials should be disposed of in a leak-proof container, lined with a biohazard bag, and clearly labeled with the biohazard symbol.
Liquid biohazards: Examples include blood products, body fluids, and bulk quantities of blood. Proper disposal: Liquid wastes should be disposed of using chemical treatment or autoclave treatment.
Sharps: Examples include needles, syringes, slides contaminated with human or animal specimen materials, and broken tubes of blood. Proper disposal: Never dispose of biohazardous sharps containers in the trash. Sharps containers should be wiped down with a disinfectant, permanently closed, and picked up by a medical waste disposal contractor.
Pathological waste: Examples include human organs, tissues, and body parts (excluding teeth), animal tissues, and carcasses that have been exposed to human-derived materials. Proper disposal: Pathological wastes should be double-bagged in biohazard bags clearly labeled with a biohazard symbol. These items must be incinerated for disposal unless other provisions apply.
After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose serious health risks. EE&G restoration professionals are trained and will be ready to respond to these hazardous scenes. They have been educated in specialized processes such as the Trauma/Bio-Recovery certification training provided by the National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS). This is why they will be able to complete any necessary work using state-of-the-art procedures and equipment.
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Biohazard emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, and that’s why we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.