Ohio-Specific Regulations for Proper Disposal of Medical Waste
Ohio is part of what’s referred to as the “heartland” of America. Life here is a bit slower-paced, and many neighborhoods around the state are the kind where neighbors stop and say “hello.”
While Ohio may be the heart of the country, when it comes to the heart of proper medical waste management and disposal, there are rules and regulations that are specific to this state. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines.
Youngstown, One of America’s Oldest Steel Towns
Like other cities across America, Youngstown was once a thriving steel town that suffered an economic depression. The only difference is, Youngstown’s decline was immortalized in a melancholy song by Bruce Springsteen.
But, there’s no keeping Youngstown down. In recent years, this inspiring city has made a comeback, with emerging industries calling it home. Today, Youngstown is home to software companies, innovative restaurants, and culture galore.
Not only are there dozens of museums, musical venues and art galleries – like world-renowned Butler Art Institute – there are also numerous historical sites to explore, like the famous Lanterman Mill with its dazzling waterfall. Outdoor enthusiasts in the area enjoy miles of hiking trails and green spaces, like the Mill Creek MetroParks.
It makes sense that a city that cares so much about its residents would take proper care of its medical and biohazard waste to ensure public safety.
What Defines Medical and Biohazard Waste?
Biohazard waste is any that may contain potentially-infectious materials or agents.
Medical waste is defined as any waste that has become saturated with bodily fluids during the medical treatment of people or animals. It includes items such as needles, syringes, gloves and bandages.
These items must be properly stored, managed and treated before they can be safely disposed of. In their initial state, they are simply not safe enough to go straight into a landfill and could contaminate the surrounding environment. Healthcare facilities and businesses caught improperly disposing of these waste materials are fined, and sometimes substantially.
This is where an authorized medical waste disposal service can help.
MedPro Waste Disposal offers its medical and biohazard waste disposal services to Youngstown and the surrounding area. Our network of regional affiliate’s ensures that we will have no problem reaching your facility.
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Medical & Biohazard Waste Disposal
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