Medical Waste Disposal by MedPro Sharps Removal | Pharmaceutical Transport | Hazardous Material
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OSHA Training Available for Companies
Trainers at MedPro are knowledgeable about the latest OSHA, DOT, EPA and other regulations. We are available to train key members of your staff who can then train other staff members to properly dispose of medical waste. While some competitors do not offer training and others are slow to act, you can count on MedPro be responsive to your training needs.
Proper Waste Removal services and what to expect from MedPro's team:
Medical Waste - What is it?
Anyone who has been to a hospital or doctor's office has seen the red biohazard plastic containers and bags. These are used for the safe removal of sharps, needles, IV catheters and other waste that contains human blood or bodily fluids. This is considered biohazard waste and cannot be thrown away with the everyday trash. There is disease and viruses found in blood and body fluids that could cause outbreaks in the population if they are not disposed of properly. The contaminated refuse can also cause issues for the ecology if it is not treated before placed in a landfill. Medical waste is any garbage that is generated in an institution or doctor's office that has any type of blood or bodily fluids. These fluids include saliva and mucous and as previously stated, cannot be thrown in the regular trash because of the viruses and disease they may contain. Since this type of material does not contain sharp objects that can pierce a plastic bag, it does not have to have a special storage container. Instead, they can be thrown away in a red biohazard bag that is made specifically for that purpose. The red bag allows all employees and cleanup crews to know that this waste is not to go into the regular garbage bins.
Medical Waste pickup - Why is it important?
Proper medical waste removal is actual very important because this waste can be hazardous to anyone or anything that comes in contact with it. If you simply throw it in the regular trash, you have no idea where it will end up or who will be exposes. Humans and animals could be exposed to the hazardous waste and become contaminated themselves.
We offer the best in medical waste disposal of all types and will provide you with the proper containers and disposal methods to ensure the safety of your employees and patients. These containers are picked up on a schedule that your company creates with us to determine your needs. This is done in a prompt and efficient manner so you or your employees do not have to worry about the waste. Once it is taken away, we go through all the proper steps to make sure it is sanitary and safe for normal disposal methods. The following are the services we offer to our clients. You can choose the services that are right for your company.
Medical Waste Pick Up Options
At MedPro, we offer several different container and pick-up frequency options. We offer MedPro boxes or Plastic totes, and pickup trips ranging from weekly, monthly, twice monthly. We even offer an on-call pickup service. There is no need to be concerned about meeting the guidelines of proper medical waste disposal anymore. With MedPro, all you have to do is call, and we will make sure you are operating according to federal and local government rules and regulations. Medical waste is any garbage that is generated in an institution or doctor's office that has any type of blood or bodily fluids. These fluids include saliva and mucous and as previously stated, cannot be thrown in the regular trash because of the viruses and disease they may contain. Since this type of material does not contain sharp objects that can pierce a plastic bag, it does not have to have a special storage container. Instead, they can be thrown away in a red biohazard bag that is made specifically for that purpose. The red bag allows all employees and cleanup crews to know that this waste is not to go into the regular garbage bins.
We provide the specially-made bags and all necessary bins for soft medical waste that can be used for this type of disposal. The amount of bags that you can receive from our company is dependent upon your specific needs and we will never attempt to oversell a company unless the need is greater than the initial order. We want to make sure that your institution or office is well stocked so there is never a need to use a bag that is not made for medical waste.
All sharp objects that are used during any type of procedure and that is considered a throw away item must be stored in a special container until they are collected for sanitization and disposal. They cannot be placed in the red bags because they can pierce the exterior and the contaminants can become air born. There are special boxes, also colored red, that are made of a hard plastic that keeps the sharps from piercing through. When a procedure is completed, the needle, IV catheter or scalpel is placed in this box. There is a safety top that allows items to be put in but they will not fall out if the box is upended or spilled.
While sharps containers are provided separately than our regulated medical waste containers, MedPro Disposal has relationships with some of the largest medical supply companies in the country and we can help provide you with the lowest priced containers available. Whether it is a wall-mounted sharps container or a free standing table-top model, we want to ensure you have enough containers for each examination room and any area where bodily fluids are either collected or where needles or other sharps are utilized.
Medical Waste Removal Process
Our clients do not ever have to concern themselves with making sure that this waste is disposed of properly. We will set up a schedule with you to remove all waste on a regular basis. All we ask is that the companies that use our service place the containers we provide in the predetermined area so our workers can collect it. It is vital that all waste be in the containers that are provided because we will not pick up any refuse that is not in our marked and colored collection containers.
Once we have removed the waste from our clients' facility, we collect the waste in special vehicles that keep the contaminants contained safely. It is then transported to our location where the materials are rendered harmless through special processes. The main process that is used is an autoclave that steams all of the items to a temperature that kills any and all bacteria that could contain viruses or disease. Once the autoclave process has been completed, the waste can either be thrown away through normal measures or can be recycled at the appropriate locations. In some cases the waste is completely incinerated when it cannot be sterilized, thrown away or recycled.
Medical Waste Removal Clients
Not all customers of a company such as ours are considered a medical facility or doctor's office. There are many clients that are not in the medical field that have a need of medical waste removal. Jails and prisons are a very common area where this service is needed. Inmates unfortunately are violent and made cause bodily injury that creates medical waste such as blood being spilled. There are also basic medical needs that some inmates have that require the use of needles and other medical instruments.
Another common locality that would need medical waste removal would be a dentists' office or clinic. This is because there are many invasive procedures that are done orally and that produces waste loaded with saliva. Also, there are extractions and other treatments that cause blood spills. Needles are used to numb the area that is being worked on and these needles have to be disposed of safely too. For this reason, it is vital that any dentist office or clinic have a safe means of disposing of medical waste. Many patients can have medical issues that could spread to others if there is no safety net in place.
Schools are also an institution that has a need of medical waste removal because children and students can have accidents that create this type of waste. There are students who have to have injections while at school and proper disposal of these sharps is vital for the safety of other students and employees. Viruses can spread through contact with blood and body fluids so it is not safe to simply throw these items away in a garbage can and expect no repercussions. We offer the proper containers and safe removal of all medical waste.
Finally, nursing homes and anywhere that medical care is given needs to have the proper storage and removal of medical waste. Even those who have hospice care at home should have the proper containment of any waste whether it is sharps like needles or gauze pads that contain blood or other bodily fluids. This alleviates the spread of disease and viruses by not disposing of the waste in public areas. No job is too big or too small for our company so those who may only need waste removal once a month receives the same professional service as those who may need it on a larger scale.
Why You Need Professional Medical Waste Disposal Services
There are standards and practices in place through different levels of the government including regulations that must be followed in order to be in compliance. Each state and locality also has their own regulations and the business owner has a responsibility to maintain and follow these standards. Our company can come into your facility and ensure that you are in compliance with all regulations. If you are not, there are fines that can be issued and your location could be shut down until you fall back into compliance.
We also work hand in hand with your employees to train them on the level of safety that is needed regarding medical waste disposal. This way there is no question that everyone has the knowledge and that your company is taking the necessary steps to be in compliance with the regulations. Our goal is to make sure that no contaminated materials leave any facility through improper means. We do this by standing by our clients, training, providing proper disposal containers and safe waste removal.
Flexible Plans - Convenient Pay
The best part about our company is the ability to customize your plan according to your needs. As your practice grows, we can grow with and will work diligently to make sure all of your medical waste removal needs are met. Even if you are downsizing, we will work with you on a more affordable plan. Our goal is make sure our clients are happy with our service and stay within the compliance of all governing bodies.
You may find that certain times of the year are not as productive as others so your plan can be set up around these highs and lows in your practice. In cases like schools when there are times when they are not open to students, we can put a hold on the removal services and reinstate them when the school is reopened. We understand that the financial savings during this period are important and work with you to come up with the perfect plan for your situation.
Medical Waste Removal is an Important Process
There is more to medical waste removal than simply throwing items away in a red bag or container and sending it off to a landfill or dump. In the past, this was all that was required but because of the spread of viruses like HIV, Aids and all forms of Hepatitis, the government has set down strict regulations concerning the handling of medical waste. While the red boxes and bags are still used, they must be collected by a company that understands and follows these regulations to the fullest degree.
Our company is always in compliance and can work with you and your employees to make sure that you are also in compliance. Our plans are affordable and offer great flexibility for all of our clients. We not only collect medical waste but we also collect expired pharmaceuticals to make sure that they do not go back into the public market. Any medical waste disposal needs your company requires will be handled professionally, courteously and within the schedule that was set up after the initial consultation. We work in direct compliance with OSHA, DOT, and EPA guidelines. In addition, since we offer nationwide medical waste disposal management services, we work with each state's medical waste disposal programs and requirements, as well.
We will come to your office, pick up and dispose of the following: Sharps, Pathology, Pharmaceuticals, Trace Chemotherapy, Other Biohazardous Waste, and we will also customize your needs for anything not listed here. If you are setting up a new practice, or have recently hired new staff members or just need a refresher course, we can provide training. MedPro provides new and refresher courses on rules and regulations, and changes made by local governments regarding the handling and removal of medical waste.
At MedPro, we offer several different container and pick-up frequency options. We offer MedPro boxes or Plastic totes, and pickup trips ranging from weekly, monthly, twice monthly, and we even offer an on-call pickup service. There is no need to be concerned about meeting the guidelines of proper medical waste disposal anymore. With MedPro, all you have to do is call, and we will make sure you are operating according to federal and local government rules and regulations.
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