A Biohazard is any biological agent or waste that can become a threat to humans, animals, or the environment. These can come in many shapes and sizes. A virus, for example, is considered a Biohazard, but then so is blood, or urine or any bodily fluids that may carry a contaminant or a pathogen that could undermine someone’s health. But no matter what biohazard is present, you should always hire a biohazard cleanup Savannah expert.
The Different Classifications of Biohazards
To gain a better understanding of what biohazards are and what they can do to individuals, it’s important you understand their classifications.
Category A UN 2814
These are substances that can be infectious and affect humans by causing permanent disability or even life-threatening effects.
Category A UN 2900
These substances can be infectious and affect animals but cannot cause permanent disability or life-threatening effects to human beings.
Category B UN 3373
These are biological substances that are being transported to be investigated or diagnosed.
Regulated Medical Waste UN 3291
Waste derived from an animal(s) and human(s), or material derived from medical treatment of the same.
There are also different levels of biohazard, ranging from biohazard level 1 to biohazard level 4. Each increasing level encompasses more dangerous elements than the ones below it. Some examples of these include the following:
Biohazard Level 1
Bacteria and viruses present a minimum risk where facial and glove protection is required, but nothing more.
Biohazard Level 2
Bacteria and viruses can cause mild disease in human beings. Examples of this include the flu.
Biohazard Level 3
At this level, we include bacteria and viruses that can cause severe disease or even fatal outcomes to humans.
Biohazard Level 4
In the last level, we have the most dangerous elements, those that have no cure and vaccines are not available.
Crimes and Biohazards
Most violent crimes will leave behind some form of biohazard. It can be in the form of tissue or blood, the remnants of a corpse, and a host of other things that only trained biohazard cleanup Savannah experts should assess.
Dealing with biohazard materials can be very dangerous. A do-it-yourself approach is not recommended as it could undermine your health and that of the people living or working in the affected area. Biohazard cleanup Savannah procedures should always be performed by professionals with the appropriate certifications, training, and experience.
Bio-One of Savannah is among the most trusted in the industry because we care about our clients more than we do about business. We have the most capable and well-trained technicians in the field and adhere to OSHA and EPA regulations to the letter. Our motto is “Help first, business later,” and we operate by that simple principle. This principle has led us to having a great reputation and a clientele that would recommend us any time.
Bio-One, The Premier Biohazard Cleanup Savannah Experts
If you require help cleaning up a crime scene, disinfecting, deodorizing, or any other similar services, we can help. We are available 24/7, everyday of the year, so don’t hesitate to contact us if the need arises.
You can call us anytime at 912-755-1211 or visit our website www.bioone-savannah.com/.