Medical Waste Pros in Colorado Springs has a network of companies in Colorado that specialize in the transport and removal of regulated waste for medical practices, clinics, hospitals, and more. Regulated medical waste needs to be handled differently than any other medical waste, so it is essential to know what items to look for when disposing of this type of waste.
Regulated medical waste can be divided into six main categories:
These are human anatomical wastes, organs, tissues, or body parts.
Sharps are any item that can easily penetrate the skin, waste bags, or cardboard boxes and induce subdermal inoculation of infectious agents. These items must have been used in medical, research, or industrial laboratories on animals or humans to qualify as regulated medical waste.
Let’s clarify that. The box knife blade a shipping clerk disposes of when it is dull is not regulated medical waste, but it is still sharp and requires sharps disposal. If there is ever a doubt about whether a sharp is regulated or not, err on the side of discretion and assume it is.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents
Also known as microbiological waste, it is typically generated from clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious diseases.
This is waste potentially contaminated with a highly communicable disease. Typically, it’s created by hospitalized patients or animals that have been isolated to protect others because their disease is highly contagious.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding
Waste from in vitro pharmaceutical testing, animals intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, or biological production.
Human Blood and Blood Products
These are any blood products or components, including serum and plasma or bodily fluids visually contaminated with blood. This includes fluids where it might be difficult to differentiate between bodily fluids and blood.
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Colorado Springs
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- Once you contact us, we’ll provide your request to the providers that service your medical waste needs, and they’ll contact you with a no-obligation quote for your service.
- Gather the quotes provided for your customized service and choose the contractor that best fits the services and frequency you require.
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