Proper disposal of medical waste materials is vital to the health and safety of the surrounding community. When your practice hires a medical waste disposal service, it is important to make sure the third-party company offers a handful of essential things to keep your business running safely.
Below we discuss the critical things to look for when your medical practice or buisness is looking to hire a medical waste disposal service.
General medical waste disposal services.
Any medical instrument or item that comes in contact with human bodily fluids like vaccine needles must be disposed of in a specific manner. Instead of using a normal trash can, your practice needs to have biohazard waste containers, or bags that are designed to safely store any medical device that might contain human bodily fluids. These must be stored properly until they are removed from the premises by a professional.
The consequences of improper disposal of these items can result in sudden virus outbreaks and cause diseases to spread quickly. Waste materials that might regularly come in contact with the human body include gauzes, needles, IV catheters, paper towels, medical glasses, syringes, bandages, and any other types of medical waste that may contain spots of human blood.
When disposing of sharp objects, it is important to consider the possibility of them piercing the bag they are contained in. These particular objects will require a special container to provide additional protection and prevent exposure to public areas.
It is important to note that medical practices are not the only businesses that need regulated waste disposal services. For example, tattoo parlors and acupuncturists are required to have them too. As a rule of thumb, any business that deals with potentially infectious materials, exposure to bodily fluids, or instruments that could be potentially harmful to someone's health are required to hire professional medical waste disposal services.
Quick response times and emergency assistance.
Hazards can break out in a flash. When you decide to open a contract with a disposal service, make sure they have a system in place to assist you quickly in the event of a dangerous situation. During your operating hours, make sure the service provider you work with is readily available to communicate with you in the moments when you need them most.
Experts in disposal rules and regulations.
As a healthcare provider, you will inherently have a clear understanding of the rules and regulations in place for compliance. However, if you’re running a business like a tattoo parlor, you may not have an accurate or deep understanding of the state and federal regulations. That’s why it is so important to work with a contractor that is easy to reach, and willing to educate you on the regulations that make compliance possible.
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