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6 Biohazard Examples
What is a biohazard? The term biohazard refers to any biological materials (microorganisms, plants, animals, or their byproducts) that pose a threat to the health of living organisms. Potential biohazards can be found anywhere – at your job, in your doctor’s office, in your children’s classrooms – and should be handled with extreme caution. […]Read Full Article
Biohazards in the Workplace – What to Know
For many people, their place of employment is like a second home – a place where they have friends, a place where people support personal and professional growth, a place where they feel safe. Like anywhere else, however, the workplace environment can pose significant health and safety risks. OSHA defines these occupational risks as: […]Read Full Article
What Are the Biohazard Safety Levels?
Biohazards are chemical or biological substances that are dangerous to the environment, humans or animals. These substances are categorized into four different biohazard safety levels (BSL) ranging from BSL-1 to BSL-4. Each biosafety level uses distinct control procedures for microbial and biological agent containment. Developed for use in enclosed laboratory facilities, biohazard safety levels help reduce […]Read Full Article
What Constitutes a Biohazard – The Definitive Guide
Biohazard — You’ve heard the term, you’ve seen the symbol, but do you know what actually constitutes a biohazard? Do you have an understanding of what materials and substances are considered to be biohazards and what measures you can take to prevent the spread of infection? A biological hazard (biohazard) is any organism that […]Read Full Article
What is Biohazard Cleanup? Does it Require Certification?
The job of a biohazard cleaner is to completely clean, sanitize, and deodorize the site where a violent crime, suicide, or traumatic accident has occurred. Biohazard cleanup can be challenging work that requires technicians to handle potentially hazardous materials such as blood and body fluids, and proper handling of the crime or trauma scene […]Read Full Article
Where Does Biohazardous Waste Go?
If you have spent any time in a hospital or doctor’s office, you are probably familiar with the term biohazardous waste and the bright red bags silently signaling: Handle with care. But what exactly is biohazardous waste? Where does hazardous waste go once it is collected? What are risks and consequences associated with improper […]Read Full Article