There are many places that produce biomedical waste, including hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, dentists, funeral homes, jails, animal hospitals, and veterinary clinics. The waste produced from these facilities is different from household and everyday refuse. Because disease can be spread through biohazardous materials, special care must be taken when disposing of it. Aside from being unethical, improper biomedical waste disposal can carry with it legal and financial difficulties, and poses a danger to your reputation, staff, and local community.
Biomedical waste must be handle according to state and federal laws, and these regulations must be adhered to strictly to ensure public safety. Universal Waste Management guarantees that all its employees follow these strictures completely and that we take pride in doing things by the book. Our staff makes biomedical waste removal easy with our friendly professionalism and attentive customer service. We also take pride in providing trustworthy and cost-effective biomedical waste solutions specifically tailored to our clients.
What Happens After the Biomedical Waste Leaves My Facility?
After Universal Waste Management picks up your biomedical waste, it must be sorted and sterilized to make sure that it is sanitary and non-hazardous before going to a landfill. It is exposed to extremely high heat and pressurized steam so that no bacteria can survive. The items are then deemed safe for recycling or disposal. Some items, such as plastics, are sanitized by melting them down. By rendering the plastics safe through melting, new products can sometimes be made through the recycling process.
At Universal Waste Management, we provide you with the best biomedical waste disposal in the states of Florida and Georgia. With our attention to detail and excellent customer service, we guarantee you will be pleased with our biomedical waste disposal. Get in touch with us to see the difference our services make!
What is biomedical waste management?
Biomedical waste management (BMWM) is the process by which biomedical waste is collected, treated, and then disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Types of biomedical waste include sharps (needles, syringes, blades), pathology specimens, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
One of the most important aspects of biomedical waste management is ensuring that all biomedical waste is properly labeled so that it can be handled safely. Improper handling of biomedical waste can lead to serious health hazards for both healthcare workers and the general public.
What are biomedical waste types?
The three types of biomedical waste are liquid, sharps, and pathological.
Liquid medical waste is any type of waste that is liquid at room temperature. This includes blood, body fluids, and other liquids that may contain pathogens. Sharps medical waste refers to any object that can pierce the skin, such as needles, scalpels, and glass slides. Pathological medical waste is any type of waste that contains human tissue or animal carcasses.