BIOHAZARD WASTE IN WISCONSIN
Do You need to Dispose of BioHazard Waste in Wisconsin?
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Biohazard waste is generally defined as any waste contaminated with potentially infectious agents or materials that may pose a threat to public health or the environment. Biohazardous waste includes:
- Medical waste
- Other Biohazardous Substances
However, medical waste is more-specifically considered waste that is generated in a lab or clinical setting
Categories of Waste
There are four categories of waste. Each form is separated, identified, sterilized and recycled appropriately to minimize exposure and risk to the environment and general population.
- Solid waste; includes non-sharp items contaminated with any bodily fluids or biological material. For example: gloves, pipettes, towels, or culture.
- Liquid waste; includes bulk quantities of blood or bodily fluids.
- Sharps waste; includes any materials that can puncture or pierce through skin and is contaminated with biological material that can risk transmission or release to the environment. For example: needles, syringes, scalpels, microscopic slides, small broken glass or tubes.
- Pathological waste; includes human organs, tissues and body parts with the exception of teeth.
At Wisconsin Medical Waste we understand how important for healthcare facilities to take caution while handling biohazardous material and that only trained personnel handle and transcript this type of waste for disposal.
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BIOHAZARD WASTE DISPOSAL
It is very important to dispose of the biohazard waste material. If the waste is not handled effectively, it can cause disease to the surrounding environment. Good and effective biohazard waste disposal not only prevents disease and infection from spreading but also creates a healthy atmosphere. It minimizes the risk of infection, prevents unpleasant odor and gathering of flies and insects.
Not only is it imperative to do so, but you can be fined thousands of dollars for each item that is a non-compliant item with OSHA.
What is OSHA ?
OSHA stands for: Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA stays on top of the regulations which ensure safety and quality in everything.
At Wisconsin Medical Waste, We understand that there are strong procedures in place to adhere to. And truly there needs to be. Our World is full of diseases as hepatitis, HIV, and other blood born disease are on the rise. These regulations are absolute musts. It is important to note:
As society moves forward, there is an enormous increase in the amount of waste. Biohazard waste disposal is a full time maintenance business in and of itself. We spend a great deal of time keeping us with the changes to the regulations. Every single day there are different types of waste that need to be handled and disposed properly.
Following are all the types of waste:
Medical waste; it is potentially infectious waste that is generated at hospital, clinics, and other health care facilities. Such waste can cause spreading of disease or infections to the environment.
Pharmaceutical waste; this includes the disposal of common drugs such as nicotine, warfarin and cyclophosphamide etc. that carry the characteristics of reactivity, corrosiveness, toxicity and ignitability.
Transportation waste; is any type of waste that is caused by the unnecessary movement of products, boxes, raw material or sub-assemblies of stock etc.
Food waste; it is the waste that is caused by disposal of uneaten or left over food. If not handled properly, such waste can cause pollution and attract insects that spread disease in the environment.
Wisconsin Medical Waste is here to handle the demands of the Medical waste effectively.
HOSPITAL SHARPS MANAGEMENT SERVICES
We successfully provide safe, cost effective and environment friendly sharps management services to our clients all over the country. Through our services you can maintain a healthy environment, preventing staff exposure to infectious blood borne pathogens.
With our delicate, professional services you can reap the following benefits:
- Increase in safety & compliance to the regulations
- Reduction of costs
- Safe and healthy environment
HOME SHARPS DISPOSAL SOLUTIONS SERVICES
At Wisconsin Medical Waste, we make sure to provide you with best waste solutions. Home sharps containers are leak-proof and puncture-resistant. Using our convenient disposal service and products, you can rest assure that your waste is handled properly and safely. Home sharps containers are made to sustain sharp edges equipment or materials such as, insulin syringes and pen needles.