Biohazards in the Workplace

Biohazards can happen in any work environment. Whether you’re conducting tests in a laboratory or working the cash register at a fast food restaurant, significant health and safety risks occur on a daily basis and it’s important to be prepared!

Biological hazards as defined by OSHA

Biohazards are anything of biological origin that can potentially cause harm to humans. There are many types you could be exposed to:

  • Blood and other body fluids can transmit blood borne pathogens upon contact, and can often be found in a hospital or emergency response setting.
  • Bacteria and viruses can pose a threat when with working with people, animals or plants in several settings, such as laboratories or schools.
  • Animal and bird droppings are frequently seen in outdoor work environments an animal shelters.

What to do when faced with a biohazard at work

There are a few key things to remember in order to keep yourself and others safe during biohazardous situations in the workplace. It’s important to treat every situation as potentially dangerous, and thoroughly wash your hands, eyes or face if exposed to biohazardous material.

People often underestimate the severity of a biohazard in the workplace and attempt to decontaminate and dispose of waste by themselves. The risk is not worth it. It is important not to take any chances when it comes to biohazards, and we recommend calling in a professional biohazard cleanup company that has the proper training and equipment to get the job done safely.

Many people are also under the impression that professional biohazard cleaning is prohibitively expensive. That’s why we strive to offer reasonable, affordable rates to all of our clients. In fact, the bulk of the cost associated with biohazard cleanups is due to liability insurance requirements.

You don’t have to deal with a potentially dangerous biohazard cleanup on your own. Just call in the experts at Anubis Scene Clean, Inc. to quickly and effectively tackle the problem for you. Give us a call at 817-825-8781 for more information or to schedule a biohazard cleanup!