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Indiana Medical Waste Disposal

Indiana Medical Waste Disposal. In Indiana, Healthcare Waste Management offers convenient, secure medical waste disposal services. Including Medical Waste Disposal, Biohazardous waste disposal, sharps container disposal and secure document shredding. Contact us today for a quick, hassle free, customized quote to fit your needs.

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Medical Waste Disposal

We specialize in the removal of biohazardous waste from your hospital, medical office or private business.

We specialize in the removal of biohazardous waste from your hospital, medical office or private practice.

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Compliance Training

Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Exposure Control Plans, Required Training, Supplies and Vaccinations.

Healthcare Waste Management is here to answer all of your questions about the training required by your facility.

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Sharps Container Disposal

Healthcare Waste Management is the perfect partner to help with your sharps disposal needs.

No customer is too big or small for us to help with your safe disposal of needles and sharps. Contact Us Today!

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RCRA & Pharma Waste

Pharmaceutical waste disposal is becoming one of the most important aspects of environmental services.

Healthcare Waste Management can help your facility manage all of your RCRA and pharmaceutical waste. Call Today. 

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Document Destruction

To stay within compliance of the increased government regulations, we provide secure paper shredding for your facility or business.

Our drivers come to your location to set you up with secure locking cabinets or large document carts for safe storage until removal.

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Biohazard Supplies

From Biohazard, Boxes & Bins to our replacement sharps container program. We have everything you will need. 

In an effort to help our customers better utilize their time, we offer direct supplies delivery at the same time as scheduled services.

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Indiana is home to our corporate headquarters, Healthcare Waste Management services the following cities (and the state) for medical waste disposal: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Evansville, Lafayette, Elkhart, Bloomington, Terre Haute, Carmel, Fishers, Muncie, Anderson, Kokomo, Hammond, Gary, Michigan City, Noblesville, Columbus, Greenwood, Mishawaka.

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Indiana Medical Waste Disposal

Indiana Medical Waste Disposal, according to the Indiana Department of Health there are over one hundred and sixty hospitals all across Indiana. Hence, with this many highly accredited hospitals, including a top 10 rated indiana medical waste disposalchildren's hospital, across every practice serving the 6.6 million residents of Indiana, you can imagine the amount of medical waste created.

Some of these hospitals are so large they have over 300 inpatient rooms and more than 20 operating rooms! Therefore, these hundreds of thousands of tons of medical and biohazardous waste have to go somewhere. Many waste disposal companies don't even control how your waste is destroyed, they simply drop it off at a third party waste disposal plant and charge you a fee to do it. Healthcare Waste Management on the other hand owns the whole process from beginning to end. We own the trucks, we employ our drivers, we own the waste disposal plants, and we have insurance for all of it.

How Healthcare Waste Management Can Help?

In the interest of helping the environment and saving you money we use state-of-the-art waste disposal techniques to ensure we quickly and effectively destroy the waste as to have the least impact on the environment as possible. Along with that, we provide state of the art sharps and biohazardous waste containers which are reusable as another way to minimize our waste production and therefor carbon footprint.

We make sure to use intelligent truck routing so our truck drivers can drive the least amount of miles as possible in a trip, to save them time and save you money. Doing this also minimizes the amount of gas we use, another way to stay environmentally friendly. Healthcare Waste Mangement offers training for your employees to ensure they can safely and efficiently dispose of medical waste. We would be proud to serve your healthcare facility, please contact us if you would be interested in starting a conversation about how we can service your specific needs anywhere in Indiana.

Below are just some of the Indiana Medical Waste Disposal Regulations/Terms

Infectious Waste Generators

In Indiana this applies to persons and facilities that handle infectious waste, including the following:

    1. Hospitals.
    2. Ambulatory surgical facilities.
    3. Medical laboratories.
    4. Diagnostic laboratories.
    5. Blood centers.
    6. Pharmaceutical companies.
    7. Academic research laboratories.
    8. Industrial research laboratories.
    9. Health facilities.
    10. Offices of health care providers.
    11. Diet or health care clinics.
    12. Offices of veterinarians.
    13. Veterinary hospitals.
    14. Emergency medical services providers.
    15. Mortuaries.
    16. Abortion clinics.

What is Contaimanted Sharps

Indiana considers, "contaminated sharp" means an object that meets the following conditions:

    1. Is capable of cutting or penetrating the skin.
    2. Has been in contact with blood or body fluids.
    3. The term includes a hypodermic or suture needle, syringe, scalpel blade, pipette, lancet, or broken glass.

Effective Treatment

The term, "effective treatment" means treatment that meets the following conditions:

    1. Reduces the pathogenic qualities of infectious waste to a point where the waste is safe to handle.
    2. Is designed for the specific waste involved.
    3. Is carried out in a manner consistent with rules adopted by the state department under section 8 of IC 16-41.

The types of effective treatment includes the following:

    1. Incineration.
    2. Steam sterilization.
    3. Chemical disinfection.
    4. Thermal inactivation.
    5. Irradiation.

What is infectious waste?

The term, "infectious waste" means waste that epidemiologic evidence indicates is capable of transmitting a dangerous communicable disease.

The term includes the following:

    1. Pathological wastes.
    2. Biological cultures and associated biologicals.
    3. Contaminated sharps.
    4. Infectious agent stock and associated biologicals.
    5. Blood and blood products in liquid or semiliquid form.
    6. Laboratory animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding.

Pathological waste

The term "pathological waste" includes:

  1. Tissues;
  2. Organs;
  3. Body parts; and
  4. Blood or body fluids in liquid or semiliquid form;
    that are removed during surgery, biopsy, or autopsy.
    The term does not include an aborted fetus or a miscarried fetus.

Storage Secure area

A "secure area" means an area that is designed and maintained to prevent the entry of unauthorized persons.

Treatment of infectious waste

Before infectious waste is placed in an area that is not a secure area and before the waste is sent for final disposal, all infectious waste must be:

  1. Effectively treated on site; or
  2. Transported off site for effective treatment;

Indiana Benefits of Using Healthcare Waste Management Services

As the name suggest we are a complete management team of your healthcare medical, biohazard, sharps and other wastes that is regulated. From pickup to destruction, we are the only company that handles your waste.

    • We own the waste from pickup to destruction, no middleman, means no hidden cost.
    • Our state-of-the-art processing plants ensure the waste is disposed of as quickly and effectively as possible, with minimum impact to the environment.
    • With us it is our drivers, our trucks, our processing plants and our insurance. You can imagine the insurance one must have when they own their own processing plants.

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Indiana About

With a total area (land and water) of 36,418 square miles, Indiana ranks as the 38th largest state in size. The state has a maximum dimension north to south of 250 miles and a maximum east to west dimension of 145 miles. The state's geographic center (39° 53.7'N, 86° 16.0W) is in Marion County.

Located in the Midwestern United States, Indiana is one of eight states that make up the Great Lakes Region. Indiana is bordered on the north by Michigan, on the east by Ohio, and on the west by Illinois. Lake Michigan borders Indiana on the northwest and the Ohio River separates Indiana from Kentucky on the south.

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Helpful Indiana Resources

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

https://www.in.gov/idem/
100 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-8603

Indiana Secretary of State Office

https://www.in.gov/sos/
200 W Washington St. Room 201
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-6531

Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration

https://www.in.gov/dol/iosha.htm
402 W Washington St # W195
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-2693

Indiana Information

Indiana is a U.S. state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th-largest by area and the 17th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west. A resident of Indiana is officially known as a Hoosier.The etymology of this word is disputed, but the leading theory, as advanced by the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana Historical Society, has "Hoosier" originating from Virginia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee (a part of the Upland South region of the United States) as a term for a backwoodsman, a rough countryman, or a country bumpkin.

Indiana Medical Waste FAQ and Related Searches

What is Medical Waste?

Medical waste is a subset of wastes generated at health care facilities, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, dental practices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories.

What is Biohazardous Waste?

Biohazardous waste, also called infectious waste or biomedical waste, is any waste containing infectious materials or potentially infectious substances such as blood. Of special concern are sharp wastes such as needles, blades, glass pipettes, and other wastes that can cause injury during handling.

What is Sharps Waste?

Items that can induce subdermal inoculation of infectious agents or that can easily penetrate the skin, puncture waste bags and cardboard boxes, sharps that have been used or are intended to be used in human or animal patient care or in medical, research, or industrial laboratories, including hypodermic needles, syringes, Pasteur pipettes, capillary tubes, broken glass from the laboratory including slides and slide covers, razor blades, and scalpel blades.

How to Handle Sharps Waste?

Sharps require special handling and packaging under both OSHA and DOT. Be sure to refer to your state’s guidelines when identifying what items are classified as sharps. There is confusion that often needleless injection devices, heel lancers and retractable or needles destruction technologies are considered sharps as well.

COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019 Frequently asked Questions

March 10, 2020

Coronavirus 2019 COVID-19 Frequently asked Questions   Links: • https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/ • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html • https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/background/medicalwaste.html • https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/index.html Medical Waste Disposal Coronavirus & Medical Waste Caveat: Information on COVID-19 is still developing, therefore, these FAQs are subject to change. Information and Article provided by Healthcare Waste Institute      

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July 11, 2017

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