Seattle Regulated Medical Waste
Rules regarding regulated medical waste are mandated at the state and local levels, however national agencies, such as OSHA, have created universally applicable guidelines to help companies that handle regulated medical waste do it safely.
If you are a hospital, clinic, or any facility that produces regulated medical waste, you must comply with local laws and keep your employees safe. Medical Waste Pros Seattle will help your company develop an efficient medical waste management strategy by matching you with a suitable service provider.
What is Regulated Medical Waste?
There are six different main categories of regulated medical waste:
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 Sharps – Any item that can pierce or prick the skin and cause subdermal inoculation of infectious agents is considered a sharp, and when it has been used in a medical procedure it becomes contaminated and falls under regulated medical waste.
Pathological Waste – Human anatomical wastes, organs, tissues, or body parts.
Human Blood and Blood Products – Any type of blood (including serum, plasma, and other components) and any bodily fluids that are visually contaminated with blood, or fluids where it might be difficult or impossible to differentiate between bodily fluids and blood.
Contaminated Animal Body Parts, Carcasses, and Bedding – Materials from animals who have been intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, in vivo pharmaceuticals testing, or biologicals production.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents – This type of waste is from clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious agents, and is sometimes referred to as microbiological waste.
Regulated medical waste includes a variety of commonly found objects in medical organizations. Here are a few examples of regulated medical waste items:
- Broken glass
- Staples and wires (cardio-catheter wires)
- Disposable suture sets
- Biopsy forceps
- Surgical specimens
- Needles and syringes
- Scalpel blades and lancets
- Glass pipettes, slides and tubes
- Containers, catheters, or tubes container blood, blood products or OPIM
- Items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
- Dialyzers and tubing
- Microbiology specimens, used culture plates, tubes, bottles, and devices
- Blood spill cleanup materials
- And more
Regulated medical waste must be handled with care and needs to be disposed of properly. Medical Waste Pros Seattle will connect your business with a trustworthy local medical waste management provider to help you properly manage your regulated waste.
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Seattle
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Improperly handling regulated medical waste results in severe consequences. Whether it’s fines, employee injuries, or a bad reputation, it’s better to take precautionary actions than face the punishments.
Medical Waste Pros Seattle will find a reputable service provider near you to help you safely and efficiently manage your regulated medical waste. Just call us at (206) 905-1626 or fill out the form on the right for free quotes on services near your Seattle business.