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Charleston lies within the ecoregion of the Western Allegheny Plateau. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.66 square miles, of which, 31.52 square miles is land and 1.14 square miles is water. The city lies at the intersection of Interstates 79, 77, 64, and also where the Kanawha and Elk Rivers meet. Charleston is about 162 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, 315 miles west of Richmond, Virginia, 228 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 247 miles east of Louisville, Kentucky, 264 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, 252 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio, and 210 miles southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Charleston is the historic capital of West Virginia and home to a variety of cultural attractions. Most of the city’s landmarks are located around the State Capitol. This includes the classic 20th century architecture and of course, the gleaming 23-karat gold dome. West Virginia state museum, State capitol, Kanawha state forest, Haddad Riverfront park, Charleston city hall and West Virginia Symphony orchestra are just few of things you would love doing while visiting the city.
Presently Charleston is the largest city and the capital of West Virginia. As of 2013 census estimate, the metro area has a population of 303,995. Washington Hall in Wheeling is the birthplace of West Virginia. Interestingly Wheeling was the original capital of West Virginia. It changed to Charleston in 1870, then back to Wheeling in 1875. The capital was shifted back to Charleston in 1885.
Industries important to Charleston include natural gas and salt. During the early 19th century, salt brines were discovered along the Kanawha River and more than 1,250 pounds of salt were produced each day. Captain Wilson while drilling for salt found the first coal reserve in 1815. The salt industry started declining after 1861 and it is during this time that the demand for chemicals such as chlorine, and sodium hydroxide started increasing.
The use of natural resources such as coal and natural gas contributed to city’s growth. It was in 1983 that the Charleston Town Center opened its doors. Today education, trade, utilities and medicine play a vital role in city’s economy. There are many medical, dental and veterinary practices along with surgical centers and private physician offices and this is where medical disposal companies come into the picture.
The medical waste time bomb is ticking and it’s about time that we realize its full dimensions. Simply put, medical waste disposal, i.e. getting rid of used syringes, lancets, sharps, bandages, surgical equipment and other diagnostic tools is a strictly regulated area for a strong reason.
As you can guess, dental, pharmaceutical and even medical waste threatens the safety of patients, healthcare professionals and this is not all. Improper disposal not only puts the healthcare facility staff and patients at risk, but the risk applies to the environment as well.
Often physician clinics, nursing homes, blood banks, veterinary clinics, biotechnology research labs, vaccine centers, dentist clinics and dispensaries generate medical waste that cannot be left in the open with other general trash. As stated earlier, you need to remember that inadequate biohazard waste disposal will cause environmental pollution and lead to the transmission of infections like hepatitis, typhoid and cholera.
Various life-threatening diseases spread through sweat, blood and other infected body fluids and this is one reason why proper medical waste disposal is becoming an important concern. Blood soaked bandages, infectious lab cultures; used IV sets, needles, syringes and glass bottles scattered in and around normal waste can spread communication diseases.
Injury resulting from sharps, lancets and syringes is one of the biggest risks of faulty medical waste disposal. You will be surprised to know that expired drugs which should have been disposed of under state regulation have the risk of being misused, repacked and sold off if they are not disposed of correctly.
Not many people realize that expired or unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs from retail pharmacy, dental clinics and physician offices cannot be discarded along with household trash. Drugs that use radioactive isotopes or cytotoxic constituents are of particular concern and they need to be managed in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
The discovery of pharmaceuticals in ground and drinking water can raise concerns about the potentially adverse environmental consequences. Remember that pharmaceutical waste is not a single entity and is not limited to IV preparations, partially used vials, vaccines, discontinued drugs, unused personal medications and chemotherapy agents.
As stated earlier medical and biohazard waste disposal is a strictly regulated area and medical waste disposal in West Virginia is managed by the Office of Environmental Health Services Public Health Sanitation Division. West Virginia is also one of the 26 states that implements Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, i.e. the federal OSHA program.
OSHA regulates several aspects of medical waste management, including disposal of sharps, container requirements for holding and storing medical waste, labeling of bags/containers that hold medical waste as well as employee training. These standards are designed to protect the public and the environment.
Presently, it is impossible to estimate the exact volume of medical waste produced by the healthcare facilities but you will need an efficient, compliant medical waste disposal company to handle and get rid of the waste produced.
MedPro Disposal ensures that your healthcare facility, staff, the surrounding community and the environment remains safe and that the waste generated from your facility is disposed off in the right manner. You can rest assured that while working with MedPro Disposal, you can get rid of the medical, dental and pharmaceutical waste in the most affordable and environmentally acceptable practice possible.
We offer waste disposal as prescribed by the law and the process is nearly paperless. That’s right. Our company makes use of an online tracking system which makes it possible for you to track the medical waste disposal from the start to finish. Moreover our teams of experts strive hard to keep pace with the current waste management regulations and help minimize your liability risk.
MedPro Disposal delivers a complete waste solution for your healthcare facility in Charleston, West Virginia inside and out. Right from the collection of medical waste to disposal, you’re guaranteed to get a cost effective and customized service that meets your needs. Our expert will work with you to review and analyze your waste stream and then present a flexible program to keep your workplace safe. To know more about MedPro Disposal and how we can help you, get in touch with our experts today.
The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston, West Virginia, on October 23, 1870, on Summers Street, between Kanawha and Virginia Streets.
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