The MedPro Disposal Difference
Safe medical waste disposal has never been so simple and affordable. How do we keep our prices so low? By charging only for the services you need and keeping our operating costs low to pass along the savings.
Every practice is different, and we tailor a custom solution that fits your needs and budget, from our pick-up schedule to the right kinds of biohazard and sharps containers.
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It’s Easy to Get Started With MedPro Disposal
Contact MedPro Disposal for a fast, free medical waste removal quote. We’ll get to know you, discuss your needs, and settle on a number. You may be surprised at how much you can save on medical waste disposal with MedPro Disposal.
Waste Pickup Date
Work with MedPro Disposal to determine your first pickup date. We’ll confirm your office hours and provide convenient options for medical waste and sharps pickup.
Complete a compliance survey. After we get to know your requirements, we’ll send you a survey to identify any areas that need to be brought up to OSHA standards.
All three steps occur at no additional cost to your practice. You’re on your way to safe, affordable, compliant medical waste removal!
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California Medical Waste Savings
|Practice Type||Zip Code||Projected Annual Savings|
|Long Term Care Facility||94502||$10,061|
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California Medical Waste Disposal and Biohazard Disposal
MedPro California Medical Waste Disposal and Biohazard Disposal. Eureka! California. 900 miles long, the most heavily populated state in the U.S., and home to iconic landscapes and cities.
Also home to 336 hospitals and numerous other medical facilities, California generates a lot of medical waste. In fact, according to California State Auditor Report No. 2016-127, “Using local data from San Francisco’s programs and the available statewide data, we estimated that entities statewide collect 900,000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste and 2.8 million pounds of sharps waste annually.”
That’s a lot of waste that needs to be disposed of — and it’s not always easy to keep track of how to dispose of what according to local and federal regulations. But thankfully, with the waste disposal pros here at MedPro Disposal in your corner, you don’t have to worry about any of that. We take care of everything from pickup to proper disposal.
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s mission
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality, and economic vitality. The state’s Medical Waste Management Act provides the definition of medical waste (California Health and Safety Code, $ 117690). The waste must satisfy three criteria in order to be classified as medical waste. These three criteria are:
- The material must be a waste productThe waste must be either biohazardous or sharps waste. Various forms of waste are defined as biohazardous because of the actual or presumed presence of pathogenic microorganisms. Such wastes as laboratory waste and fluid blood fall into this category and are therefore biohazardous waste. Objects which have been used in invasive procedures, such as hypodermic needles, and broken glass items contaminated with blood or other biohazardous waste are considered to be sharps waste.
- The Medical Waste Management Act (section 117690) defines types of waste as the “…diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals. Some actions such as medical research, production or testing of biologicals, accumulation of home-generated sharps waste and the removal of trauma scene waste are specifically included in the definition of medical waste.”
Medical Waste Storage Requirements in CA:
Next to “How do I dispose of medical waste in California?”, the next most common question we get at MedPro Disposal is “How do I store medical waste in California?”. Here’s the answer:
- Medical waste will be contained separately from other waste.
- Sharps waste must be contained in a sharps container.
- Indicate that red biohazard bags are to be placed for storage, handling, and transport.
- The California Department of Health Services has created a Self-Assessment Manual for medical waste generators who would like to improve either compliance or efficiency in management of healthcare-generated medical waste and California medical waste disposal and biohazard disposal.
- Compliance with the Medical Waste Management Act is the responsibility of every generator of medical waste in California, and this Manual is a tool to make it easier for your health care staff to evaluate operations, identify problems and correct faulty procedures, all in a cost-effective manner.
MedPro offers compliant and cost-effective California medical waste disposal and biohazard disposal!
Our Online Compliance Portal Makes Medical Waste Disposal in California Easy
The California DHS Self-Assessment Manual’s hands-on approach to California medical waste disposal and biohazard disposal management exemplifies the same comprehensive methodology that you will need from a local medical waste disposal service. To further your facility’s self-assessment, and to give you all the tools, guidance and knowledge you need, MedPro offers an Online Safety Compliance Portal for every customer.
For instance, health care facilities are required by OHSA to provide Safety Data Sheets to communicate their medical safety management of the treatment, storage and disposal of medical waste. The Compliance Portal will help you to search, view, print, store and organize your Safety Data Sheets for full OHSA/JCAHO compliance.
You can use the Portal to follow applicable OHSA regulations and audit your facility, use the Online Safety Plan Builder to build your facility’s OHSA required safety plan in one hour, stay up to date with regulations, complete necessary training in an interactive multimedia environment, or arrange for more in-depth training from MedPro staff.
MedPro: The Collaborative California Medical Waste Company
Collaboration is one of the most successful paradigms for success, and that’s as true for medical waste disposal companies in California as it is for other organizations. The partnership of staff members, working together for your health facility’s common good, with strong awareness, knowledge and communication, will create a team who can solve problems, create solutions, and move forward in an environment of honesty, trust, and safety.
These are the touchstones for a successful self-assessment of your current treatment, disposal and storage procedures for medical waste. Have you considered how other medical waste disposal companies, including your current one, are meeting your needs and where they’re falling short? If you need more help, MedPro is ready to assist.
We want to collaborate with you to make sure your needs are met and your concerns are addressed. Working together, as your facility grows and changes, we can advise you, and provide you with useful tools, cost-efficient solutions, reliable California medical waste disposal and biohazard disposal management, and straightforward customer service. When you choose us, there are no guessing games about whether your facility will comply with public health and safety mandates surrounding California medical waste management.
California State Resources
These sources can provide you with any additional information you may need when it comes to California medical waste regulations, including remaining compliant with the California Medical Waste Management Act.
Department of Health
1725 West 17th Street Santa Ana, CA 92706
1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 85814
Chamber of Commerce
1215 K Street, Suite 1400 Sacramento, CA 85814
California Little-Known Facts
Pacific Park, on the venerable Santa Monica Pier, re-creates the amusement parks once dotting the ocean areas along the Pacific Coast. Featured are 11 amusement rides including the 1910-vintage hand-carved merry-go-round appearing in the movie “The Sting.” Alpine County is the eighth smallest of California’s 58 counties. It has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks, or traffic lights. Fallbrook is known as the Avocado Capital of the World and hosts an annual Avocado Festival. More avocados are grown in the region than any other county in the nation.
California Online Safety Compliance Portal
We strive to provide you services in california that will save you money! Part of this process is to make sure you are not paying for more than you generate.
We understand the importance of saving your money without sacrificing service. MedPro will be your partner in your medical waste management program by being a low-cost provider of medical waste disposal and OSHA training services.
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Why Choose MedPro Disposal for Medical Waste & Sharps Container Disposal in California?
Safe, affordable, fully insured medical waste management.
Reliable disposal service from an experienced provider.
Custom waste pickup and disposal solutions
OSHA, HIPAA, DOT, and other compliance training.
Methods of California Medical Waste Disposal
On-site Medical Waste Collection
Package medical waste on-site, then leave it for collection by a medical waste disposal company.
Mailback Waste Disposal
Properly package and label the sharps, then send the biohazardous waste safely through the mail for disposal.