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Medical Waste Disposal for Single Practices

January 5, 2022

Medical Waste Disposal for Single Practices

Medical Waste Disposal for Single Practices. Medical waste disposal is the process of safely treating and disposing of materials that are contaminated with blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials. These include items like needles, syringes, gloves, catheters, surgical dressings, and other infectious objects. Failure to properly dispose of medical waste can lead to serious health problems for people, animals, and the environment.

What Is Medical Waste?

According to the U.S. EPA, 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. Generally, medical waste is waste that that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials and is often referred to as regulated medical waste. This includes items like needles, syringes, gloves, catheters, surgical dressings, and other potentially infectious objects.

Selecting a medical waste company is an important decision for your business because you want to ensure it is handled properly. The best way to do this is by hiring a professional service who will help you reduce the risk of harm to both your employees and customers.

Who is at Risk for Exposure to Medical Waste?

Everyone is at risk for exposure to medical waste, but certain people are more susceptible. Facilities that provide care to people with compromised immune systems are at increased risk.

These patients are usually undergoing treatment that weakens their immune systems, like chemotherapy or treatments for HIV/AIDS. These individuals will be more vulnerable to the infections that can occur with medical waste if it’s not disposed of properly.

Additionally, healthcare workers who come into contact with medical waste on the job including janitorial staff have an increased risk for infection if proper safety precautions aren’t taken.

What to ask a Medical Waste Company?

It is important to ask the right questions to ensure your needs as a medical waste generator are met. Some questions to ask a potential medical waste disposal provider include:

About Healthcare Waste Management

Healthcare Waste Management is proud to bring a first-class medical waste disposal experience to our customers. From the local medical office to national healthcare systems, we bring innovation and customer service that is unparalleled.

We own the trucks that come to your facility, we employ the drivers that come into your facility, and we own the destruction plants that destroy your waste. By having one company handle your waste from ‘cradle-to-grave’ allows us to bring our customers, the best process, products, and services with significant savings compared to the industry standard pricing. We do this while reducing our client’s impact on the environment which is a true win-win. Best processes, pricing and practices is what we built our company on.

We use a state-of-the-art reusable container system for medical waste and sharps waste that keeps unnecessary waste from impacting the environment. Our cradle-to-grave management process, reusable medical waste and sharps disposal containers, fuel efficient trucks and intelligent routing are all examples of our commitment to our customers and the environment.

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