The National Safety Council has designated June as National Safety Month. It’s a great time to address safety issues around the home and in the workplace. Each week of the month features a different avenue of safety. As safety professionals, we’ll be following along on our blog and on social media, so keep an eye out all month for tips, tricks and sage advice from our own safety experts.
So why is it we’re so hip on the topic of safety? It’s because it’s a big part of what we do every day. Read on to discover how safety is a pillar of our business:
Safety is What We Do
Not all biohazard companies are created equal. It might be tempting to resort to swift cosmetic fixes, but doing so could put a property owner or business at risk. If improperly treated, a crime scene or blood spill can pose a serious threat to the health of those encounter it. Bloodborne pathogens like Hepatitis B can survive outside the body for a week or longer, while others, like MRSA, remain viable and active for months. Furthermore, event trace amounts of blood may promote the growth of bacteria, which could cause additional damage to the structure long after the tragic event occurred.
Trauma cleaning involves removing or sanitizing any object that has been contaminated with blood or bodily fluids, in order to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens, such as MRSA, HIV or E.coli. Aftermath uses proprietary cleaning solutions and practices to ensure that every trace of blood has been remediated. Check out this blog post to learn about how to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens.
Going Beyond Compliance
Promoting safety is beneficial in many ways. We believe it gives employees the confidence and tools to do their jobs better; caring about their well-being also leads to improved employee retention. In the long run, a reputation for safety can also help attract a higher quality workforce. Additionally, a safety first approach assures our customers that we care about their health, which is the cornerstone of our very business.
One way we promote safety is by providing personal protective equipment and PPE training to every technician. PPE is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards in situations that are specific to the job. You can learn more about PPE on the OSHA website. We also sponsor PPE giveaways for first responders whose departments may lack the funds to provide these protective measures.
Professional Cleaning Every Time
In addition to OSHA regulations, federal, state and local guidelines govern a large portion of our business; Aftermath has a full-time compliance department to ensure that we are meeting the criteria in each city we service for crime scene cleanup and trauma cleanup.
If you are facing an accidental death, blood spill, or other trauma cleanup, Aftermath’s crime scene cleanup teams are ready to remediate your home or business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.