Bloodborne Pathogens: What Are Bloodborne Pathogens and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Bloodborne pathogens that enter the body can have serious effects on our health and wellness. These pathogens have the ability to make us very sick and rarely have short-term consequences. As a result, any problems associated with the acquisition of a bloodborne pathogen are likely to be long-term, and in some instances, can prove fatal.…

Commonplace Examples of Biological Hazards

The bottom line is that any health risk that comes from the biosphere can be classified as a biological hazard. Risks from the biosphere are those that are derived from animals, plants, and other living organisms, including microorganisms.  Some examples of biological hazards or biohazards include: Blood and bodily fluids Sewage Airborne pathogens (influenza, common…

Professional Trauma Scene Cleanup

A challenging life event is having some sort of physically traumatic event occur at your home or place of business. Not only is the incident itself truly unsettling, the aftermath of a physically traumatic event is deeply challenging. The difficult repercussions include everything from an emotional toll arising from the incident to the need to…

Understanding the Process of Bioremediation

Bioremediation is a process designed to return or restore a contaminated site to a healthy and safe environment. Bioremediation is also used to treat different types of contaminated materials, including: Water Soil Subsurface material At the heart of bioremediation is the alteration of certain environmental conditions as a means to stimulate the growth of microorganisms.…

Examples of Biohazards

Biohazards are defined as biological substances that have the propensity for causing illness, including serious and fatal diseases, in human beings. The primary categories of biohazards, recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are: Viruses Bacteria Other microorganisms Toxins Within these categories are different types of biohazards. Examples of these biohazards are…

What Is a Biohazard?

If you’re like nearly every adult in the United States, and elsewhere around the globe, you’ve heard the term “biohazard.” Like most individuals, you likely do not have a truly solid understanding of what constitutes a biohazard. We present you with the essential information you need in order to have a solid understanding of what…

The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment for Biohazard Cleanup

In basic terms, biohazard cleanup is the thorough elimination of potentially dangerous biological substances. Any individual involved in a biohazard cleanup process faces the prospect of exposure to what are known as dangerous pathogens. These pathogens include bacteria and viruses that have the potential for causing disease, including serious and even potentially fatal illness. Because…