Biomedical Hazardous Waste Cleanup & Disposal
Biomedical and bloodborne pathogen cleanup is governed by state and federal mandates. They require that cleanups be performed by personnel with proper training and certifications. Protect’s professional service crews undergo extensive training as defined by law, which ensures the safety of our employees and allows us to quickly and effectively return properties to their original conditions. Our biomedical hazardous waste cleanup and disposal Hazmat teams serve Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton, and the surrounding North and Central Texas Areas. Check the Protect Environmental Services’ Coverage Area.
- Bio Medical Cleanup
- Pathogen Cleanup
- Drug Lab Cleanup
- Medical Waste Disposal
- Hoarding Site Cleanouts
- Condemned Property Cleanup
- Crime Scene Cleanup
Biohazard Waste Cleanup
What are Biohazards and Biohazard Levels?
Simply stated, a biological hazard, or biohazard, is a biological substance or material that poses a harmful threat to the health of living organisms, primarily humans. Blood is the most common biohazard people come into regular contact with. Other common biohazards include mold and fungus spores, human waste, animal infestations, and industrial chemicals. Most are rare to find in the typical workplace or home environments, but surprisingly many others are common such as microorganisms, viruses, or toxins that can adversely affect human health.
Predominately biohazards are caused by microorganisms (such as bacteria and fungi – black mold), viruses, or toxins. Biohazards are classified according to type, effect, and given United Nations numbers that are reserved for all hazardous materials, including non-biohazards such as explosives and oxidizers. The categories of biohazards include regulated medical waste, infectious substances harmful to humans or animals, and unidentified biological substances.
The CDC classifies biohazards according to the extent of harm they cause:
Level 1 — Pose minimal threat to humans (E. coli)
Level 2 — Cause moderate harm to humans (HIV)
Level 3 — High-risk pathogens that can become airborne (tuberculosis)
Level 4 — Life-threatening pathogens with no known treatment (ebola)