Pittsburgh Medical Waste Disposal
Regulated medical waste is a general, blanket term for various types of medical waste. This type of waste is infectious and has the potential to harm people and the environment. Medical Waste Pros Pittsburgh partners with regulated medical waste specialists across Pennsylvania.
Regulated waste is mandated at the state and local levels, so check in with your local authorities for more specific information on how to deal with it. Our local partners keep up-to-date on all local laws so you don’t have to. We work hard to keep your patients and employees safe.
What is Regulated Medical Waste?
There are 6 main categories of regulated medical waste:
Contaminated Sharps – Any items that can prick or pierce the skin and cause subdermal inoculation that has been used in a medial or research procedure can easily spread infectious agents and is considered regulated waste.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding – Animals that have been intentionally exposed to pathogens during in vivo pharmaceuticals testing, biologicals production, or research produce medical waste.
Isolation Waste – Waste that has been (or is potentially) contaminated with a highly communicable disease. It is called isolated waste because it usually comes from patients (human or animal) that have been isolated to prevent the spread of their disease.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents – Sometimes referred to as microbiological waste, it usually originates from clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious agents.
Human Blood and Blood Products – Blood (or blood components such as serum or plasma) and any bodily fluids that have been or may have been contaminated with blood.
Pathological Waste – Biological waste such as human tissues, organs, body parts, or anatomical wastes.
Regulated medical waste is extremely common. Here are a few examples of medical items that are considered regulated medical waste:
- Items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
- Glass pipettes, slides and tubes
- Dialyzers and tubing
- Broken glass
- Surgical specimens
- Containers, catheters, or tubes container blood, blood products, or OPIM
- Staples and wires (cardio-catheter wires)
- Disposable suture sets and biopsy forceps
- Needles and syringes, scalpel blades and lancets
- Blood spill cleanup materials
- Microbiology specimens, used culture plates, tubes, bottles, and devices
Medical Waste Pros Pittsburgh can connect you to the best Pittsburgh medical waste removal companies. No matter what type of service you are looking for or what type of waste you generate, our partners can help. Call us at (412) 420-6892 today!
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Pittsburgh
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- You call us at (412) 420-6892 or fill out the form on the right, and we take down information regarding the services you are looking for.
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- You receive several free quotes and select the option that best suits your businesses service and budget requirements.
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Improper disposal of regulated medical waste has severe consequences. Your company can get fined, and your employees and patients can get hurt. Rather than take a chance, partner with a reputable local service provider to help strengthen your compliance efforts and keep your office safe.
Our providers offer flexible service options. If you are looking for mailback kit services, pickup services, or a one-time clean-out, our professionals can help. To get started just give us a call at (412) 420-6892 or fill out the form on the right. We will get you free quotes on services from reliable service providers across the Pittsburgh area.