Phoenix Regulated Medical Waste Disposal
Regulated medical waste laws are managed at the state and local levels, so always check with local authorities for correct disposal techniques in your area, but in general, the following are categorized as regulated medical waste:
- Staples and wires (cardio-catheter wires)
- Disposable suture sets and biopsy forceps
- Broken glass
- Surgical specimens
- Glass pipettes, slides, and tubes
- Items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
- Dialyzers and tubing
- Blood spill clean-up materials
- Needles and syringes
- Scalpel blades and lancets
- Containers, catheters, and tubes containing blood, blood products, or OPIMs
- And more
Medical waste disposal companies in Phoenix provide safe and efficient regulated waste disposal for veterinarians, doctors, dentists, hospitals and more. To help with safety efforts, OSHA has created guidelines regarding how regulated waste should be handled, and all industries that produce medical waste should follow them to protect patients, employees, and the general public.
The six main categories of regulated medical waste to watch out for include:
Pathological Waste – Biological wastes including human anatomical wastes, organs, tissues, and body parts.
Human Blood and Blood Products – Blood, including serum, plasma, etc., and bodily fluids that are visually contaminated with blood, or fluids where it’s difficult to determine what is a body fluid and what is blood.
Isolation Waste – Any type of waste that has potentially been contaminated with a highly communicable disease. This usually comes from patients or animals who have been isolated to prevent the spread of their disease.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding – Waste from animals that have been intentionally exposed to pathogens during research, biologicals productions, or in vivo pharmaceuticals testing.
Contaminated Sharps – Any item that can that can prick or pierce the skin to induce subdermal inoculation of infectious agents and was used in medical, research, or industrial laboratories on humans or animals.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents – Microbiological waste originating from clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious agents.
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Phoenix
Medical Waste Pros Phoenix will find a reputable local contractor to help you dispose of your regulated medical waste whether you need a one-time pickup or regularly scheduled services.
We will get you customized quotes, so you can find a provider that offers the best services at the best price. Here’s how our process works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (480) 264-0772 and tell us about the services you require.
- We will reach out to our Phoenix contractors who will best fit your needs, and they will write up quotes for free.
- You look through your quoted options and select the one that most adequately meets your budget and service requirements.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Today
There are severe consequences for the improper disposal of regulated medical waste. Whether it’s fines, a bad reputation, or harm to a member of your community, companies should do everything in their power to responsibly dispose of their infectious waste.
To keep your community and the environment safe, it’s vital to take care when disposing of regulate medical waste. Partnering with a medical waste disposal provider will help make the process easy and efficient. For free quotes on services near you, call us at (480) 264-0772 or fill out the form on the right. Let us help keep your workplace a safe environment.