As your go-to source for accident clean up and trauma clean up in Utah, we at Bio & Trauma Scene Clean-Up operate under a very strict set of guidelines. Most crime scene cleanup and other forms of hazardous cleaning are governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA), with a few other organizations also potentially involved depending on the type of clean up being performed.
The rules and guidelines established by these governing bodies are strict and detailed, and aimed at preventing any spread whatsoever of hazardous contamination when it’s present. Let’s look at some of the nitty gritty details regarding basic OHSA regulations in place for most businesses and locations:
Initial Assessment of Work
This is a process performed early on a new workspace, intended to ensure that no initial hazards are present. Rules and regulations regarding which chemicals and other products are used must be decided, and proper labeling must be applied to all these products. All potential hazards to employee safety must be noted.
Work Practice & Engineering Controls and Safety
This is the next step from the above – actively working to correct any issues that were found and instituting proper practices. If there are any hazards or damage, this is the stage where they’re actively corrected. In addition, safety procedures and sanitation processes will be established, as will any equipment needs or potential complications.
Method of Compliance
This is generally the inspection phase, to ensure that all employees are following OHSA-mandated guidelines. If necessary, documentation in the form of written notes and photographs may be part of this process. As you can see, the entire name of the game here is preventing possible hazardous issues from spreading if they’re ever present.
In cases where an exposure to a hazard takes place, this is where any employee safety concerns regarding these exposures are evaluated.
Hazard Signs and Labels
Any areas with hazards present must be quarantined and properly labeled as such. This uses biohazard tape and other signs to establish specific zones eliminate exposure to dangerous areas.
Want to learn more about these processes, or any other part of our biohazard cleanup services? Speak to the experts at Bio & Trauma Scene Clean-Up today.