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.