As the world faces the biggest public health crisis in living memory, it’s becoming difficult to find a strong solution to the risks impacting businesses and homeowners both financially and personally. From shortages of safety equipment to misinformation on how to actually deal with infected areas, dealing with the virus’ spread effectively and efficiently is a job best left to prepared professionals. With an outbreak of this kind, cleanup and procedure can be a complicated process, so it’s vital that you select a company that is OSHA compliant and strictly follows CDC guidelines.
The Remediation Team is one of the most respected companies in the emergency cleanup space, and for good reason – our highly trained team members employ industry leading equipment and techniques to ensure that whatever your issue is, it is dealt with efficiently and professionally. Our methods adhere to the latest CDC guidelines regarding Coronavirus, and cleanup includes disposal of any infected material so that you can have total peace of mind. We understand that disease outbreak is a very serious concern, and that lives are on the line. When it comes to the health and safety of you, your customers and employees and their families, don’t take any chances – call in the professionals.
Coronavirus and the risk to businesses
When dealing with an outbreak of Coronavirus, the impact on your business can be profound. In the middle of all the chaos it is vital to remember that businesses have a responsibility to oversee the occupational health of their employees. OSHA guidelines can be strict but they are in effect for a good reason, and it’s incredibly important to ensure that you are up to date with the guidelines that Coronavirus impacts.
General Duty Clause, 29 USC 654, section 5(a)(1) requires that employers protect their employees from recognized hazards.
“Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
This ultimately means that the control of COVID-19 in the workplace is a responsibility that should be taken very seriously, and not taking a tough stance on cleaning and disinfecting your business will not just put the health and safety of employees and customers at risk, but it may also put you at risk of an OSHA complaint.
Currently, Coronavirus is not listed as an exception under CFR 1904.5(b)(2) to this rule and as such employers need to be taking steps to ensure that the place of work is free from recognized hazards. This is important to consider, because if an employee contracts COVID-19 at work, it needs to be recorded on the businesses OSHA log. Additionally any time off work that comes as a consequence, a job restriction or even a fatality – these all need to be recorded in the businesses OSHA log. If the worst did happen, the company involved would likely face an investigation and even a fine for not taking measures to ensure their employees workplace safety.
Making sure that standard cleaning practice is maintained is a good preventative measure, but having access to the kind of CDC approved sanitizing equipment you need to get the job done right, as well as the kind of expertise required to thoroughly clean and disinfect a workspace is quite different. Not following the CDC guidelines for the control of Coronavirus and trying to deal with it yourself with commonly available cleaning supplies may simply not be enough. There are also a number of surfaces that may simply not be thought about when deep cleaning that are likely to be handled frequently such as computer equipment, video game controllers, Television remotes and other surfaces. When employing a professional service you’re not just utilising skills and equipment, but also rigorous training and industry standard practices.
Calling in the Remediation Team to help you in controlling the spread of COVID-19 can offer many benefits. First and foremost, we pride ourselves on providing genuine customer service. That means that we truly care not just about the job, but the safety of you, your employees, your business and your community. Our methods take into account the latest cleanup guidelines from the CDC, as well as a keen eye for OSHA approved practice so that there is no risk to you or your business. Additionally, we make it our business to not be a part of the problem, so every member of our team is consistently monitored to ensure that they are not affected by any of the infected material they clean. This involves full utilization of effective personal protective equipment (PPE) including respirator masks so we can guarantee you that we are not bringing any infected staff to your home or premises. More than that our business as a whole adheres to stringent containment processes designed to ensure that Coronavirus is completely demobilized and is not spread by our activities. This includes not just our staff but our fleet and waste storage areas also.
Our cleanup and sanitation services involves a number of key factors that should offer you peace of mind in the face of an outbreak. Our cleaning materials are industrial use, CDC approved and EPA registered, boasting a broad spectrum kill claim and are extremely effective in dealing with Coronavirus particles. These hospital-grade cleaners will be applied to every surface in your home or business, including the high and low traffic areas, with an emphasis on the places that are frequently touched like light switches, doorknobs, refrigerator handles, TV remotes, and so on. Bathroom surfaces will be cleaned, counter tops wiped down and railings taken care of. We pride ourselves on a thorough service with an attention to detail.
Once your surfaces are disinfected, the sanitizer will sit for 15 minutes to sink in completely, and then it will be carefully wiped clean, bringing any entrenched flu particles with it and leaving you with a clean, healthy surface. If you know for a fact that there is infected material that needs to be taken care of, we can also clean and disinfect that before we remove it as biohazard waste and dispose of it safely and securely, guaranteeing no further spread.
As a part our commitment to the containment of Coronavirus, we take our working practices very seriously. Our restoration specialists don’t just come prepared with the equipment to get the job done right, but they also employ best practice to make sure that person to person spread is brought to a minimum. We do this not just for the safety of our staff, but out of concern for your safety, the safety of your family and community. Our basic processes are as follows:
Firstly each team member will arrive wearing gloves and a respirator ensuring any contact is done in a clean and safe manner. All of our equipment is industry standard and ensures a high level of personal protection.
Secondly, we guarantee the use of hospital-grade, CDC approved and EPA registered disinfectant on all surfaces throughout your home or place of business to offer the highest level of effectiveness against the COVID-19 particle.
Thirdly, we will employ strict social distancing as part of our working practice to maintain the safety not just of our techs, but of our customers also. As a part of this process we also ask our customers to abide by this and offer our restoration specialists 6 feet of personal space when interacting with you. This is done to ensure everyone’s well being and to prevent the social spread of the virus.
Finally we are very careful with the scheduling of our staff and we monitor them closely to check for signs of infection. If a tech is sick or is in close, unprotected proximity with someone who is sick, we have instructed them to stay home to minimize the risk of further spread. If this occurs we will do our best to inform you of any scheduling changes and that you can expect a substitute tech, so you always know exactly who is showing up at your door.
Call the Remediation Team
No matter the status of your home, business, restaurant or school – whether you’re in the center of an outbreak or are simply interested in taking strong precautions against infections in your home or business, make sure and call the professionals and get help immediately. Acting fast can not only help curb this public health crisis, but it can help protect you, your loved ones, your employees and your community from this terrible illness. For more information or to request an estimate, call today on 770-966-2232. Our phone lines are always open and we can guarantee you a prompt response and courteous customer service.