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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 children’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;

Benefits of Using Healthcare Waste Management’s Indiana Medical Waste Disposal 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.

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
100 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-8603
Indiana Secretary of State Office
200 W Washington St. Room 201
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-6531
Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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.

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