Philadelphia Regulated Medical Waste Disposal
Medical Waste Pros Philadelphia has an extensive network of Philadelphia-based disposal service providers who dispose of regulated medical waste for hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and more. Regulated medical waste requires specific handling and disposal. Here are some descriptions of what should be included in your regulated waste bin:
- Items saturated with blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (or OPIM)
- Blood spill clean-up materials
- Surgical specimens
- Disposable suture sets and biopsy forceps
- Broken glass
- Microbiology specimens, used culture plates, tubes, bottles and devices
- Containers, catheters, or tubes containing blood, blood products or OPIM
- Needles and syringes, scalpel blades, lancets
- Dialyzers and tubing
- Glass pipettes, slides and tubes
- Staples and wires (including cardio-catheter wires)
- And more
OSHA has created guidelines to help companies better manage their medical waste, but regulations are ultimately drafted and enforced at the state level, so check with you Pennsylvania authorities to ensure you are properly handling your medical waste.
To help manage medical waste, 6 categories of regulated waste have been established:
Contaminated Sharps – Any item that can prick the skin or penetrate a waste bag or cardboard box is a sharp. Medical sharps have been used in medical procedures and risk infecting anyone who handles them with communicable diseases.
Pathological Waste – Human anatomical wastes, body parts, organs, or tissues.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents – Also referred to as microbiological waste, this waste originates from clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious agents.
Human Blood and Blood Products – Blood and blood byproducts (serum, plasma, etc.) and bodily fluids that are visually contaminated with blood. This category also encompasses fluids where it might be difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids and blood.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding – Waste from animals intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, biologicals production, or in vivo pharmaceuticals testing.
Isolation Waste – Waste from patients or animals who have been isolated to prevent the spread of their disease. Even if you’re uncertain if the waste has been contaminated, mix it with the rest of the isolation waste.
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Philadelphia
Medical Waste Pros Philadelphia will connect you with partners in our network who provide safe and thorough medical waste disposal services to businesses small and large.
If you get a quote through Medical Waste Pros Philadelphia, it will be customized to your needs. Here’s how our process works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (215) 352-4266. We will take down information regarding the services you need.
- We will send your information to contractors near you and they will develop quotes based on what you need.
- You look through your quoted options and choose the one that best fits your needs.
Our network of professionals will help you find the containers, schedule, and overall system that works best for your organization. Call us for free quotes on service from provider near you.
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Failing to legally dispose of your regulated medical waste puts people in danger and will result in steep fines for your company. Avoid harming your community and the environment, and keep your reputation clean. Use a local, capable service provider to do the dirty work for you.
For free quotes on regulated medical waste service in Philadelphia and all over Pennsylvania, fill out the form on the right or call us at (215) 352-4266. We are happy to answer any questions you have, and help you safely dispose of your medical waste.