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 with MedPro Disposal.
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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Missouri, the Show Me State, also known as the Cave State as it’s home to over 6,900 caves including the 28-mile-long Crevice Cave.
Missouri is the birthplace of many impressive people, classic American writer Mark Twain, hip-hop artist Eminem, and Walt Disney even spent time in Missouri during his childhood.
Like most Midwestern states agriculture reigns supreme for the local economy. Unlike most other states, though, it isn’t all just farming that creates jobs. The agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto was founded in Creve Coeur in 1901 and started off producing and selling food additives.
These days Monsanto’s focus is on selling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to farmers, generally plant seeds. Some of their seeds naturally produce their own pesticides, some are made to grow in low-water conditions so African farmers can still farm during droughts, and some are simply modified to enhance the flavor.
The bioscience industry in Missouri currently employs over 50,000 workers with an average yearly salary of $59,000. For comparison, the average salary across the whole state is $40,600 which means bioscience salaries are almost $20,000 more per year on average!
Enormous Growth in the Medical Industry
According to a 2016 report by the Missouri Department of Economic Development from January 2016 to June 2016, 45,000 job listings were posted for healthcare related jobs. 20% of these were looking for Registered Nurses, and 5% were looking for Nursing Assistants. In 2014, hospitals, ambulances and long term care facilities employed over 380,000 people.
In fact, the Missouri Hospital Association reports that 1 in 5 jobs created in 2016 were in the medical sector.
The largest hospital in the state, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, located next to the marvelous Fox Theatre in St Louis employs almost 9,000 people in all, with 1,800 of them being healthcare staff.
On the opposite side of the state in Springfield sits St. John’s Hospital, the second largest in Missouri. The 7,900 staff at St John’s perform 37,000 surgeries and see a staggering 450,000 emergency room visits a year!
Growth, Waste, and Pollution
The Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center reported that in 2012 over 2 million pounds of toxic waste was poured into Missouri’s natural lakes and rivers. This makes Missouri the 11th most polluted state in the US with the Upper Black River being the fourth most polluted river in the United States.
While most of this waste comes from industrial manufacturing plants, as Missouri’s health care industry continues to rapidly grow so will the amount of waste it creates.
This waste has to be disposed of somewhere, and in Missouri the regulations are built to make sure the waste is safely disposed of. For a full run down of Missouri’s medical waste disposal regulations, check out our free guide here.
If your facility generates medical waste and you want to ensure that it’s safely disposed of, contact us and get a free quote today. Our customers save an average of 30% off their current medical waste disposal pricing, and we make sure none of your waste is polluting Missouri!
Missouri EPA State Definitions
Classifications of Waste
Infectious waste means waste capable of producing an infectious disease because it contains pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity so that exposure to the waste by a susceptible human host could result in an infectious disease. These wastes include isolation wastes, cultures and stocks of etiologic agents, blood and blood products, pathological wastes, other contaminated wastes from surgery and autopsy, contaminated laboratory wastes, sharps, dialysis unit wastes, discarded biological materials known or suspected to be infectious; provided, however, that infectious waste does not mean waste treated to department specifications.
Types of Wastes
Isolation wastes. Wastes generated by patients who have communicable diseases which are capable of being transmitted to others via those wastes, contaminated surgical, dialysis and laboratory wastes. Wastes generated by surgery, dialysis and laboratory departments in the process of caring for patients who have communicable diseases which are capable of being transmitted to others via those wastes, cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals. Cultures and stocks of infectious agents shall be designated as infectious waste when discarded because of the high concentrations of pathogenic organisms typically present in these materials. Included in this category are all cultures and stocks of infectious organisms as well as culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate and mix cultures; blood and blood products. All discarded human blood and blood products, including serum, plasma and other components known or suspected to be contaminated with a transmissible infectious agent; except that the term “blood products” does not include patient care waste such as bandages or disposable gowns that are lightly soiled with blood or other body fluids, unless such wastes are soiled to the extent that the generator of the wastes deter-mines that they should be managed as infectious wastes, pathology wastes. These wastes include tissues, organs, body parts and body fluids that are removed during surgery and autopsy. All such wastes shall be considered infectious waste. Sharps. Discarded sharps, including hypodermic needles, syringes and scalpel blades. Broken glass or other sharp items that have come in contact with material considered infectious by definition are also included.
Prior to transport, all infectious waste shall be placed in rigid or semi-rigid, leak-resistance containers clearly marked with the universal biohazard symbol prominently displayed and labeled Infectious Waste or Biohazard Waste and sealed. All containers shall be closed in such a manner as to completely contain all waste and the outside of the container shall be kept free of contamination. Containers meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030 are acceptable.
Missouri State Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Lewis and Clark State Office Building 1101 Riverside Drive Jefferson City, MO 65102
Missouri State Medical Association
113 Madison Street Jefferson City, MO 65101
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
912 Wildwood DR Jefferson City, MO 65102
Missouri Little-Known Facts
Indigenous peoples inhabited Missouri for thousands of years before European exploration and settlement. Archaeological excavations along the rivers have shown continuous habitation for more than 7,000 years. Beginning before 1000 CE, there arose the complex Mississippian culture, whose people created regional political centers at present-day St. Louis and across the Mississippi River at Cahokia, near present-day Collinsville, Illinois.
Missouri Online Safety Compliance Portal
We strive to provide you services in Missouri 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.
Medical Waste Disposal Resources
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Why Choose MedPro Disposal for Medical Waste & Sharps Disposal?
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 Missouri Medical Waste Disposal
On-site 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.