- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
- State Laws and Licensing Requirements may apply.
What to do After a Biohazard:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threating.
- Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
- Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.
What NOT to do After a Biohazard:
- Don’t attempt cleanup of any kind.
- Don’t touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.
- Eat, drink, smoke, apply cosmetics or handle contact lenses in affected areas.
If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult your local health department or physician.