Medical Waste Disposal
What We Do Protects You.
Secure Waste Disposal specializes in the proper disposal of biohazard waste, which includes red bag waste, biomedical waste, and sharps disposal. We focus on making our medical waste management services flexible, compliant, and convenient, so you can focus on your core business. Proper regulated medical waste disposal has been in our blood since 1989. As a provider of medical waste disposal services, protecting people and the environment from the risks associated with biohazard waste is at the heart of what we do.
- Decrease the threat of exposure to contaminants and disease, safeguarding your workplace
- Assure compliance with medical waste disposal regulations, minimizing your risk of fines and/or penalties
To make compliance easy and to keep your clinical services, practice, or company running smoothly, our medical waste services include:
- Appropriate transport containers and proper shipping labels
- Professional pickup, removal, and transport of biomedical waste
- Compliant medical waste treatment and disposal
- Complete chain of custody documentation for the collection and treatment of biomedical waste, which includes proprietary step-by-step tracking of your waste and required shipping manifests
A variety of biohazards are produced through patient care or from laboratories or companies that do research, diagnostics, or drug development. The federal government regulates proper tracking and disposal of 6 types of medical waste:
- Human blood and blood products
- Used sharps (eg, syringes, needles, and surgical blades)
- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals
- Pathological waste
- Contaminated animal carcasses
- Potentially infectious waste
Hundreds of Customers Trust Secure Waste to Manage Their Biohazard Waste Disposal
With Secure Waste Disposal, you can be confident that you’ve chosen an experienced medical waste disposal company, with up-to-date knowledge, flexible scheduling, and regulatory waste expertise that you can trust — whether your needs involve a single waste (such as sharps disposal) or the integration of several regulated wastes (such as hazardous pharmaceuticals or dental amalgam disposal).
Secure Waste Disposal maintains an extensive team of environmental, safety, and regulatory specialists who keep up-to-date with and decipher ever-changing federal, state, and local requirements. This continued focus and commitment to regulatory compliance ensures that your biohazards and other regulated wastes are handled with the appropriate attention to detail, thereby minimizing your business risk. We know that many of our customers don’t have the internal resources to train employees or easily maintain all the legally required record keeping. That's why we offer associated compliance training services that can aid your facility in adhering to biomedical waste regulations.
For most organizations, OSHA has strict guidelines intended to protect you and your employees. For example, annual bloodborne pathogens training is legally required for every employee who may come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials. OSHA also requires that employers maintain and update specific safety plans, such as a bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan and written hazard communication program. Secure Waste Disposal offers both on-site and online tools to help you navigate these requirements, be compliant, and avoid costly citations and penalties.
Medical Waste Disposal Regulations for Your State
In addition to contacting Secure Waste Disposal, you can also find more guidance about your specific state regulations for medical waste disposal at the EPA website. We recommend always following the policies and procedures of your individual facility.
The regulations associated with various biohazards and their disposal are intricate, vary by state and local requirements, and are regulated by several federal government agencies including:
- US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- US Department of Transportation (DOT)
- US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
If your facility also disposes of pharmaceuticals or hazardous waste, distinct regulatory requirements apply to these regulated wastes as well.
Our medical waste disposal services are available in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Call (800) 508-1010 now or visit our contact page for more information.
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