HOW BIO-TEC CAN DISINFECT AFTER CORONAVIRUS EXPOSURE
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The current coronavirus pandemic has taken the entire world by storm. Since its inception, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has quickly spread, largely undetected, because of its 2-week-long incubation period; meaning people who are infected are contagious (and spreading the virus to others) for up to two weeks before they begin to show symptoms.
The speed and severity of the virus has justified a rapid response throughout the globe, prompting officials everywhere to take drastic measures in order to curb infection rates. Bio-Tec has been the #1 expert in the US for over 25 years when it comes to biohazard and infectious disease remediation. We are here to help you if your home or business has been exposed to the coronavirus.
HOW BIO-TEC PROPERLY DISINFECTS CORONAVIRUS
Coronavirus still has a lot of unknowns associated with it. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides periodic updates on the best ways to disinfect the virus, while the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides recommendations on the necessary training, personal protective equipment (PPE) and waste handling procedures. The virus’ transmissibility is not yet fully understood, so it’s important to employ the utmost precautions and treat affected environments as medical waste. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, OSHA is able to hold your business liable if an employee becomes infected while the proper precautions were not taken. Bio-Tec can help keep your home or business safe during this crisis by:
USING CDC AND EPA-APPROVED INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH DISINFECTANTS
We use industrial-grade disinfectants with broad spectrum kill claims that have the best chance of killing the coronavirus on frequently touched surfaces that may be infected: countertops, doorknobs, faucet handles, light switches, etc. We make sure all the products we use are of the highest quality so you can have peace of mind once our job is complete.
TREATING INFECTED MATERIALS AS MEDICAL WASTE
All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus as much as possible. We will occasionally dispose of materials that are infected to minimize the risk to people and the environment.
DONNING THE PROPER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
All of our cleanup technicians wear fully encapsulated personal protective equipment and full-face respirator masks at all times. We take both your safety and the safety of our cleanup experts extremely seriously. Each of our technicians go through very rigorous training regimens to keep themselves and your environment safe. We take the time to evaluate the situation, set up designated cleaning zones and employ state-of-the-art safety procedures to mitigate cross-contamination.
STRINGENT CORONAVIRUS DEMOBILIZATION PROCESS FOR EQUIPMENT, TRUCKS & WASTE STORAGE AREAS
The cleanup process doesn’t stop at home. Bio-Tectakes extra steps to ensure that our trucks, equipment and waste storage areas are adhering to the most stringent guidelines to stop the spread of disease.
We adhere to all OSHA regulations, and strictly follow the most state-of-the-art procedures when it comes to disease cleanup and disinfection. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is novel, so we continually consult with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for up-to-date solutions and utilize CDC and EPA approved disinfectants.
PROTECTING EMPLOYEES: GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE
General Duty Clause, 29 USC 654, section 5(a)(1) requires that employers protect their employees from recognized hazards.
“Each employer shall furnish to each of his employee’s employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
Additionally, the coronavirus is not listed as an exception to recording an occupational illness in 29 CFR 1904.5(b)(2). This means that if an employee contracts COVID-19 from another employee or through occupational exposure on a cleaning job, the illness is recordable on the OSHA log for that business. If it results in job restriction, days away or fatality, this is also required to be recorded.
There’s a requirement to contact OSHA to actually REPORT a fatality or hospitalization if it is from Coronavirus. In the case of a death, an OSHA inspection and investigation would follow and could result in a fine if the company didn’t take proper measures when they knew about it and should have.
MITIGATE THE RISK OF INFECTION TO EMPLOYEES & CUSTOMERS
As the leader in biohazard removal, Bio-Tec has expanded its longstanding virucidal disinfectant program to include a Virus Eradication Program specially designed to combat COVID-19 using processes approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
With coronavirus officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic, finding a provider with the right expertise to protect you is vital. With a nation-wide presence, Bio-Tec adheres to a higher standard of compliance with federal and state regulations. Organizations across the country can expect fast, reliable, and dependable service.
Disease outbreak is an extremely serious situation and we understand that the health and safety of you, your family, and employees are on the line. Don’t take any chances; call in the professionals.