Orlando, FL Medical Waste Disposal Savings
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Medical Waste Disposal Orlando, Florida
When the residents of Orlando become ill, they turn to Florida Hospital Orlando and the Orlando Regional Medical Center to nurse them back to health. With such large hospital systems, however, comes large amounts of waste. Medical waste, to be exact. This waste cannot go in the normal waste stream, as it has the possibility of contaminating the environment and water supply with harmful pathogens.
Classifying medical waste is quite easy, especially as a MedPro Disposal customer. Medical waste includes IV bags, used sharps, blood soaked bandages, gauze pads, and even human tissue. Immediately after use, these items need to be disposed of in the proper medical waste container in order to prevent the spread of any harmful material. This is only a small sample of examples, but the hassle of segregating your waste is mitigated by the poster you will receive as one of our valued customers. The poster clearly outlines everything that can and cannot go into the medical waste container, making it easy for you and your staff to be compliant and environmentally friendly. The reason why medical waste cannot go in the normal trash stream is because it is often contaminated with blood-borne pathogens. These pathogens have the potential to cause infection and disease if an unprotected person were to come into contact with them. According to the CDC, the contamination of sterile environments led to 17 million cases of infections in hospitals in 2011. MedPro Disposal is here to help reduce that number and keep the residents of Orlando safe.
Along with medical waste removal, MedPro also offers a convenient pharmaceutical disposal program. It is designed for user-simplicity, and required minimal effort on the healthcare facility’s end. Our pharmaceutical disposal is a mail-back program that allows your practice to fill a 2.5 gallon bucket as the need arises, with unused and expired medications. A pre-paid shipping label is included with each bucket, and when it reaches capacity, simply screw on the lid and send it off to our disposal facility. MedPro then sends out a brand new bucket that is ready to start collecting medications again. The great news is that regardless of how long it takes to fill the bucket, whether 6 weeks or 6 months, the price is all the same. No more getting billed monthly for a service you may not even be using.
The OSHA organization is responsible for ensuring all healthcare facilities follow all laws and protocol, including in the Orlando area. Along with our disposal programs, MedPro also offers a convenient, online OSHA training portal. This online program easily allows for an administrator to go in and assign job-specific training assessments for an individual or group if preferred. When an employee completes all of their training, their certificate of completion is stored in a centralized tab on the portal, which allows for easy access and viewing, should the need ever arise. MedPro’s online portal is the most cost-efficient method of training an entire workforce, as it removes the need for an outside training consultant to come in and spend half a day manually training employees. This method creates downtime which results in lost revenue, something that is not good for a business’s bottom line.
The center of the Orlando metropolitan area, Orlando has a population of 262,372 and is nicknamed “The City Beautiful.” Also known as the “Theme park capital of the world,” Orlando’s theme parks attracted more than 62 million visitors in 2014. These attractions include the famous Walt Disney World, which, along with Universal Orlando Resort, form the backbone of Orlando’s economy.
The city grew rapidly in the 1980s and into the 21st century, just like other major cities in the Sun Belt. It currently ranks as the 4th most popular city in America where people want to live, according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.
Along with being a major tourist destination, Orlando is also a major industrial and hi-tech center. More than 120 companies from 20 countries reside in Central Florida Research Park, the 7th largest in the world. Together, along with the hub of the nation’s military simulation and training programs, the metro area has a $13.4 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people.