What is considered Biohazardous waste? Bio-One of Orange is the sanitation and disinfection specialist!

In the face of an emergency situation, Bio-One of Orange serves as the last responders to clean, disinfect, and sanitize scene from biohazardous waste. Traumatic events like crime scenes, suicide, and unattended death, tipically involve blood and bodily fluids residue that must be strictly cleaned by professionals, as they pose a risk of disease outbreak. 

 

Many times, cleaning and disposing of biohazardous waste entails tearing out and discarding items that might be contaminated from blood spills, and direct/indirect exposure to bodily fluids and residue (contaminated environments). Bio-One of Orange certified technicians follow strict guidelines and procedures to properly restore areas from biohazardous waste. 

Bio-One of Orange certified biohazard sanitation and decontamination specialists are prepared to help you with life's most challenging and unexpected situations!

What exactly is Biohazardous waste?

 

Biohazardous waste includes biological, laboratory and research-related waste that contains infectious agents for humans, animals, or plants. Whether it’s sharp, liquid, solid, or tissue, biohazardous  waste must be disposed following rigorous guidelines and practices that guarantee the minimum exposure and risk for medical personnel, service workers and victims, in general. 

 

Biological and medical waste are not the same thing. While the disposal and treatment is done following the basic principle of minimizing risk of exposure, the practices to remediate these areas is different.



Biohazardous waste can be classified in sharp, liquid, solid, and tissue bio-waste

 

  • Sharp biohazardous waste includes any materials sharp enough to provoque skin rupture and contamination from unsanitized, unsterilized materials. These bio-waste include needles and lancets, glass materials (tubes, slides, Pasteur pipettes). Sharp biohazardous waste must be placed into marked, puncture-proof containers that ensure the safety of medical personnel, workers and general public.

 

  • Liquid biohazardous waste includes bulk liquids used for specimen conservation, and all human/animal bodily fluids. Liquid biohazardous waste must be treated using water-proof, non-breakable containers. Treatment must be done using the adequate PPE and materials that ensure zero contact with these waste.

 

  • Solid biohazardous waste includes non-sharp objects that pose a risk of contamination. Medical supplies such as gloves, plates, bodysuits is an example solid biohazardous waste. Also, waste items that might have been contaminated with blood and bodily fluids. Collecting solid non-hazardous waste must be done in leak-proof bags and containers, properly identified and closed when it’s not being used.

 

  • Tissue biological waste includes includes any human/animal tissue waste that has been used in research labs. Tissue biohazardous waste must be collected in a sealable bag, which then must go into a properly identified biological waste bag. Tissue waste is incinerated to avoid exposure and contamination from unfixed, decomposed matter.

What to do if you’re exposed to biohazardous waste

 

If you’re a medical worker, public service agent, or a victim of a traumatic life event and you are exposed to any of these biohazards, you must proceed to wash the affected area with abundant water for 15 minutes. Then, you must report to the correpondent authorities or visit your nearest doctor, explaining the situation. Medical examiners will determine whether the exposure represents a critical health risk for you and the people whom you’ve been in contact with by the time of the accident. 

 

Bio-One or Orange can help you

 

Bio-One of Orange certified technicians are the best choice when it comes to biohazard sanitation and decontamination. Our specialists are trained to approach these situations with care, compassion and utter respect and privacy for everyone involved.

Our team is available 24/7 - 365 days a year. We work closely with local law enforcement to assist our community in their greatest time of need.

Whether it’s from crime scenes, ,traumatic death, unattended death and blood/bodily fluids spills, we can assess the area and properly contain and dispose of any biohazardous waste that poses a health risk for you or your loved ones.  

 

Bio-One of Orange is proud to serve the Orange County, California, and surrounding communities:

 

Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda!

 

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