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Medical waste, is broadly classified as any item that comes into contact with body fluids. The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 defines medical waste as “any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biologicals.However, each state has unique requirements and definitions of medical waste.
The definition of medical waste includes, but is not limited to: wastes generated by hospitalized patients who are isolated to protect others from communicable diseases; cultures and stocks of infectious agents, including specimen cultures from medical and pathological laboratories, cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories, wastes from the production of biologicals, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate, and mix cultures; human blood and blood products such as serum, plasma, and other blood components; pathological wastes, such as tissues, organs, body parts and body fluids, that are removed during surgery and autopsy; discarded sharps (hypodermic needles, syringes, pasteur pipettes, broken glass and scalpel blades) used in patient care or which have come in contact with infectious agents during use in medical, research or industrial laboratories. With offices in Tennessee and Mississippi, Waste Medic provides reliable and cost-effective solutions nation-wide for a variety of medical waste needs… with no long-term contracts. Contact us today for quote.
Heath care facilities typically divide chemotherapy waste into two categories: bulk or trace. Bulk chemotherapy waste includes, but is not limited to: any chemotherapy waste that designates as RCRA hazardous waste or State-only dangerous waste, any non-empty containers of chemotherapy or any materials used to clean up a chemotherapy spill. Trace chemotherapy waste includes: any PPE or other materials that are not visibly contaminated or any empty chemotherapy containers that did not hold either a P-listed chemotherapy or a State-only extremely hazardous waste (EHW) for toxicity. Waste Medic collects and transports over a half a million pounds of chemotherapy waste per year. A Waste Medic expert will walk you through the steps needed to create an efficient, fully-compliant disposal program.
Pathological waste is commonly generated by various healthcare and medical research/testing facilities. It typically originates from surgical procedures or research that involves removal of organs, tissues or body parts. Pathological waste can be human or animal. Pathological waste requires different collection and treatment procedures than the typical biohazard waste. Types of pathological waste include, but are not limited to: amputated tissues, organs and body parts; issue samples collected for analysis; animal tissues, organs, body parts or carcasses used in research. Does your facility have pathological waste? Are you not sure whether something should be treated as pathological waste or not? A Waste Medic expert will walk you through the steps needed to create an efficient, fully-compliant disposal program. Contact us today for quote. On November 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the new Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements governing hazardous waste generators in the Federal Register. To access the EPA’s Final Rule, please visit the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.
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