A biohazard cleaner is tasked with cleaning, sanitizing, and sanitizing the site where significant biohazard contamination occurred, like crime scenes, traumatic road accident, suicide, or unprecedented industrial biological leaks. It is a complicated job that requires special technicians to get rid of potentially hazardous contaminants like body fluids and blood.
Effective way of cleaning biological biohazards
biohazard cleaning is an intricate process that entails three steps:
1. Worker preparation,
2. People injuries or contamination, and
3. Spill decontamination
Workers must understand the kind and nature or a biohazard they work with. They also need to understand such factors as the risk it posses to animals and humans, route of entry into animal and human systems, the best chemical disinfectant for the biohazard, and how to dispose off the hazardous material.
People injuries and contamination
Workers need to take great care to avoid cuts and splashes of the biohazardous material. No cleaner would normally be allowed to access the site without proper protective gear and equipment.
A simple cut or splash of the hazardous material is often disinfected with 70 percent ethanol. More severe cuts and splashes require advanced medical care.
Clothing, gumboots, gloves, and other protective gear are likely to be contaminated during the exercise. The cleaning gear, including the protective gear, is cleaned immediately after the exercise. The cleaning method used to disinfect the gear can depend on the seriousness of the contamination, but the common methods entail autoclaving and treatment with 70 percent ethanol. A shower may be necessary.
Spills accompanied by aerosols are harder to clean than any other type of spillage. Workers would leave the droplets to settle first for some time before embarking on the cleaning exercise. If the workers are required to spend longer time at the site, more advanced protective gear would be would be needed.