Tampa Regulated Medical Waste Disposal
Regulated medical waste is a blanket term that covers several different categories of waste. It is regulated by state and local governments, but OSHA has created guidelines regarding how regulated waste materials should be handled for optimal safety.
These are the six basic categories of regulated medical waste:
Isolation Waste – Waste generated from patients (human or animal) who have been isolated to prevent the spread of their disease. Any material that has even potentially been contaminated with a highly communicable disease falls under this category.
Human Blood and Blood Products – Any blood or blood product, plus any materials that have been contaminated by blood. Fluids that have potentially been contaminated by blood, or where it’s difficult to determine if they have been contaminated are also included.
Cultures and Stocks of Infectious Agents – Any type of microbiological waste. It typically is generated during clinical or research laboratory procedures involving communicable infectious agents.
Contaminated Sharps – Any items that can prick, pierce, or puncture the skin and have been used in medical, research, or industrial laboratories. These items can induce subdermal inoculation of infectious agents and are considered regulated medical waste.
Pathological Waste – Regardless of what procedure was performed, biological waste including human body parts, tissues, organs, and anatomical wastes, are considered regulated wastes.
Contaminated Animal Carcasses, Body Parts, and Bedding – Any animals that have been intentionally exposed to pathogens during research, in vivo pharmaceuticals testing, or biologicals production produce waste which classifies as regulated medical waste.
Medical waste disposal companies in Tampa have the tools, qualifications, and training to properly dispose of all types of regulated medical wastes. They know exactly what materials fall under which category, and how to legally dispose of everything. Here a few common examples of regulated medical waste items:
- Items saturated with blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
- Blood spill cleanup materials
- Containers, tubes, and catheters containing blood, blood products, or OPIM
- Microbiology specimens
- Surgical specimens
- Used culture plates, bottles, devices, and tubes
- Disposable suture sets
- Staples and wires (cardio-catheter wires)
- Broken glass
- Biopsy forceps
- Dialyzers and tubing
- Needles and syringes
- Scalpel blades and lancets
- Glass pipettes, slides, and tubes
Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services in Tampa
Medical Waste Pros Tampa has an extensive network of medical waste disposal partners throughout Hillsborough County. We only work with the best medical waste removal companies to ensure you get outstanding service at a reasonable price.
Our contractors will write up free quotes for you. Here’s how to get started:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (813) 579-4288. We will take down information regarding the type of waste disposal services you are looking for.
- We contact our nearest providers, and they write up quotes based on the information you provided.
- You gather your quoted options, look through them, and select the one that best fits your service and budgetary needs.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Today
Regulated medical waste includes many common items that are produced by companies throughout a variety of industries. Laws in place at the federal and local levels regulate how this waste needs to be managed and disposed of in order to protect communities and local environments.
Our professionals use the most efficient methods of disposal and approved containers to ensure your practice complies with all laws and is as safe as possible. To find a service option that matches your needs, call us today at (813) 579-4288 or fill out the form on the right. We will get you quotes for free on safe, reliable services in your area.