The process of decontaminating a building or an office depends on factors like nature of the business, hazard present, type of contamination, and extent of the event. However, the first step of decontamination entails learning vital details to protect workers and create a safe environment. To decontaminate a building, developing an offsite survey, then sending a decontamination team to execute the plan are the two initial steps followed by professionals. Depending on the extent or type of decontamination, we can modify the plan to ensure the office or building is safe to be reoccupied. Our decontamination techs follow all OSHA guidelines and HAZCOM program to guarantee the safety of workers and occupants.
An offsite survey involves researching the hazard, building, and the area to create an effective safety plan. After thorough research, technicians record a detailed account of what has occurred at the site. To finalize the offsite survey, our workers conduct a perimeter reconnaissance.
The onsite survey helps in modifying the safety plan developed during the offsite examination. The safety plan can be adjusted as needed to suit the standards and regulations set. In an onsite survey, two teams with personal protective equipment decontaminate the site. One team enters the place while the other waits outside in case of an emergency or one of the workers need help. The team inside carries out the following tasks: Check for imminent physical hazards Tests the quality of indoor air Identify potential hazards Note important building construction features Documents the decontamination process using videos and images
We usually dispatch a sufficient number of workers to conduct the virus decontamination procedure as per the regulations that are outlined by OSHA. This often happens along with the continuous monitoring of the site in a bid to identify potential hazards as soon as they arise. We typically rely on our Job Hazard Analysis documentation process to address all newly identified risks. This makes it possible for us to communicate all safety concerns to the team on the ground.