Riverside Regulated Medical Waste Disposal
Medical Waste Pros Riverside has a network of waste disposal companies across Southern California who specialize in all types of medical waste, including regulated waste. Hospitals, clinics, laboratories and more produce regulated medical waste, and it requires separation from normal trash and should be disposed of properly. Here are a few items commonly classified as regulated medical waste:
- Needles and syringes
- Blood spill cleanup materials
- Items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
- Dialyzers and tubing
- Scalpel blades and lancets
- Broken glass
- Staples and wires (cardio-catheter wires)
- Surgical specimens
- Microbiology specimens, used culture plates, tubes, bottles, and devices
- Containers, catheters, or tubes containing blood, blood products, or OPIM
- Glass pipettes, slides, and tubes
- And more
OSHA has created regulations for proper handling and disposal of regulated medical waste, and all employees should complete training on these principles. However, medical waste is ultimately regulated at the state and local levels, so contact your local authorities for more specific information on the rules in your neighborhood.
In general, there are 6 different types of regulated medical waste:
Contaminated Sharps – anything that can puncture a waste bag or pierce the skin is classified as a sharp, and contaminated sharps have been used during a medical procedure or for research on either animals or humans.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Bedding, and Body Parts – Waste generated from animals who have been intentionally exposed to pathogens during biologicals production, research, or in vivo pharmaceuticals testing.
Human Blood and Blood Products – Any type of blood disposal (including plasma, serum, etc.) and any body fluids that have been or may have been contaminated with blood (including fluids where it is difficult to determine if it has been contaminated with blood).
Pathological Waste – Biologicals wastes such as human anatomical wastes, tissues, organs, or body parts.
Isolation Waste – Waste generated from a hospitalized patient or animal who has been isolated in order to prevent the spread of their disease. This waste has been potentially contaminated with a highly communicable disease.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents – Microbiological waste usually originating from clinical or research laboratory procedures that involved communicable infectious agents.
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Riverside
Medical Waste Pros Riverside will connect any business the produces medical waste to our network of Riverside partners. Whether you need ongoing services or a one-time pickup, our contractors can help.
We get you customized quotes so you can find the best solution to your medical waste management needs. Here’s how it works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (951) 394-7668. We will take down information regarding your service needs.
- Our contractors will write up quotes based on the information you provided.
- You look through your quoted options and select the one that works best for your company’s budget and service requirements.
Our medical waste disposal experts have years of industry experience and the tools to get any sized job done quickly and safely. Get free quotes today!
Get Free, No Hassle Quotes on Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Today
Partnering with a medical waste disposal company helps you keep your community and environment safe, and reduces your liability. Medical Waste Pros Riverside makes it easy to find a qualified provider in your area. To get free quotes on services in Riverside and throughout Southern California, fill out the form on the right or call us at (951) 394-7668.
We look forward to working with you!