Minnesota Medical Waste Savings
|Practice Type||Zip Code||Projected Annual Savings|
|Health Care Clinic||55404||$15,000|
Safe medical waste collection has never been so simple and affordable. How do we keep our prices so low?
By charging only for the services you need.
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.
All three steps occur at no additional cost to your practice.
You’re on your way to safe, affordable, compliant medical waste removal!
|Practice Type||Zip Code||Projected Annual Savings|
|Health Care Clinic||55404||$15,000|
Infectious waste means waste originating from the diagnosis, care, or treatment of a person or animal that has been or may have been exposed to a contagious or infectious disease. Unless the materials have been rendered noninfectious by procedures approved by the state commissioner of health, infectious waste includes: All wastes originating from persons or animals placed in isolation for control and treatment of an infectious disease; Bandages, dressings, casts, catheters, tubing, and similar disposable items which have been in contact with wounds, burns, anatomical tracts, or surgical incisions and which are suspect of being or have been medically verified as infectious; All infectious anatomical waste, including human and animal parts or tissues; Infectious sharps and needles; Laboratory and pathology waste of an infectious nature; or Any other waste, as defined by the state commissioner of health, which, because of its infectious nature, requires handling and disposal in a manner prescribed for other types of infectious waste.
Infectious waste is waste that has the potential to transmit disease – regulated body fluids (blood and blood products and amniotic, cerebrospinal, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural and synovial fluids) and items dripping with those fluids, laboratory waste (waste cultures and stocks), infected research animal waste, sharps and pathology waste. Infectious waste is also sometimes called biohazardous, red bag or regulated medical waste. Infectious waste is not the same as hazardous waste. Pharmaceutical waste includes expired drugs, medications left behind when a patient expires or leaves a health care facility, waste materials containing chemotherapy drug residues (syringes, IV bags, tubing, etc.) and drugs that are intended to be discarded.
Offsite facility owners and operators must store waste in accordance with the following requirements: Infectious or pathological waste must be segregated from other wastes in a storage area designed to prevent the entry of vermin. Storage areas for infectious or pathological waste must be secured to deny access by unauthorized persons and must be prominently marked with the international biohazard symbol and with the words “Infectious Waste” on or adjacent to the exterior of entry doors and access gates. Interior surfaces of storage areas must be constructed of materials that are easily cleaned. Offsite storage areas must be designed to contain spills. Infectious or pathological waste must not be allowed to become putrescent during storage or at any time. Storage facility owners and operators must comply with the spill response requirements in the regulations.
Admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, Minnesota’s name comes from the Dakota word for “clear blue water.” Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the country, and nearly 60% of its residents reside in the greater “Twin Cities” area, which is the center of transportation, business, industry, and a world renowned arts community. Known for its progressive political orientation and high rate of civic participation, Minnesota has one of the highest standards of living in the United States, along with being among the best-educated and wealthiest.
Keeping the “land of 10,000 lakes” clean and pristine is essential to maintaining the diverse wildlife and outdoor recreational activities. This is where MedPro Disposal comes into action.
With nearly 5.5 million residents, there are a lot of people to keep healthy in Minnesota, which is taken care of by the major hospitals in the region. These hospitals unfortunately produce vast amounts of medical waste, which must be disposed of properly in order to protect the residents and environment. If left untreated, medical waste contains blood-borne pathogens which can transmit disease and spread infection if an individual were to come in contact with the waste, or it leaked into the water stream. MedPro Disposal is here to protect the state of Minnesota and all of its residents.
Medical waste comes in all different forms, from sharps to soaked gauze pads and everything in between. This waste must be disposed of in the appropriate medical waste container immediately after use to prevent the spread of infection. Failure to do so can lead to the contamination of sterile environments, which, according to the CDC, resulted in 17 million cases of infection in hospitals during 2011. It is also important to note that biohazardous waste and standard waste should not be intertwined, as the entire box becomes biohazardous at that point, and must be disposed of accordingly.
At MedPro Disposal, we strive to save our customers 20-40% on average compared to their previous waste haulers, all while providing the same, if not better service with unmatched customer service. You’ll have peace of mind knowing a customer advocate is dedicated to your account, which means you’ll always deal with one individual, should any concerns arise. This eliminates the automated messages and lengthy hoops often required to talk to a real person.
Regulated medical waste is only one of our areas of expertise as we also offer pharmaceutical disposal and OSHA compliance training! All of these services can be bundled to save your practice even more money, and those savings can then be passed on to patients. Our pharmaceutical mail-back program is designed to be hassle-free and efficient. MedPro Disposal will send your facility a 2.5 gallon bucket, which you fill with unused medications as needed. Once the bucket becomes full, simply attach the pre-paid shipping label and mail it to our disposal facility. We then send a brand new bucket for you to begin filling up again. The best part: it’s only a one-time fee, whether it takes you one week to fill, or one year.
OSHA estimates that 5.6 million healthcare workers handle contaminated waste every single day in the US, and they are required to be trained in the proper handling of these materials. By utilizing MedPro Disposal’s online OSHA portal, you can easily assign test to individual employees based on their job duties, as well as perform self-audits of your facility. Gone are the days of lost revenue from having to shut down and bring in a OSHA trainer for a day.
Minnesota is one of the most beautiful states in the entire United States. Help us keep it beautiful in every way by protecting the environment and residents, and utilizing MedPro Disposal for your medical waste disposal needs!
An interesting fact about Minnesota is that it contains some of the oldest rocks ever found on earth, called Gneisses. These rocks were formed around 3.6 billion years ago and along with basaltic lava, helped form the Canadian Shield in northeast Minnesota.
The name “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is very appropriate, as Minnesota has 11,842 lakes over 10 acres in size, along with 6,564 natural rivers and streams.
In early days, logging and farming were the backbone of the local economy. Flour mills tapped into water power from Saint Anthony Falls, and Minnesota became one of the leading producers of flour in the country. The state’s iron-mining industry was once fueled by rich ore deposits in the Vermillion and Mesabi Range in the 1880s. Minnesota is overall very rich in natural resources, and its location on the Great Lakes makes it ideal for transporting these resources all over the world.
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