The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defined medical waste as all the materials that are produced at health care facilities, medical research facilities, and also laboratories. This definition appears to be fairly broad. Organizations that produce medical wastes such as needles or syringes from clients or employees are not even included in the description. There are many reasons why companies need biohazardous waste disposal methods.
Reasons for Implementation of Biohazardous Waste Disposal Methods
The primary reason for this is health. It’s not safe for anyone to walk into a hospital with blood stains on the floor. This can make it risky for any visitor to have an infection. Infection risks may also come from sharp injuries or being injured by needles, syringes, and other medical supplies. Dealing with biohazardous waste through the traditional autoclaving and incineration biohazardous waste disposal methods is not helpful to the environment. Having all these disposal methods implemented may also help reduce your legal liability as well the danger that these wastes may bring to the community, patients, and personnel of the organization.
People at Risk of Being Exposed to Biohazardous Waste
Certain people have ahigh risk of being exposed to biohazardous wastes. These are the health workers, patients, collection, and disposal personnel, and also the environment. When this type of garbage is not disposed of properly, it can become an occupational hazard. That’s why there are special precautionary measures and highly skilled personnel who are tasked to manage biohazardous wastes to make sure that the risks are kept low.
Biomedical Waste Disposal in Connecticut
In a place like Connecticut, which is home to a prestigious Ivy League university Yale, you can expect medical breakthroughs to happen now and then. Yale is known for numerous medical advances in the past such as the first neonatal intensive care unit in the US, the country’s first use of antibiotics, identifying the Lyme disease, the first use of chemotherapy for cancer, and the first insulin pump. Whenever there are medical breakthroughs, biohazardous and medical wastes also pile up. The regulations for biohazardous medical waste in Connecticut is supervised by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP.) Connecticut consider medical waste as biomedical waste, and it’s defined as pathological, infectious, and chemotherapy waste produced during medical care or during the conduct of medical research which involves humans and animals.
Biomedical waste disposal in Connecticut is regulated by extra stringent laws. It can be difficult for any ordinary organization to handle. That is why Daniels has been operating in the Connecticut area to provide specialized biomedical waste management. Daniels Connecticut can help organizations deal with their biomedical waste through strict compliance to DEEP and OSHA regulations, a complete suite of medical waste solutions, reduction of cost in waste disposal, reduction of landfill and CO2 emission to protect the environment, and to improve the safety of the staff and the public in general. Daniels can help in the containment, disposal, the transport, and eradication of hazardous medical and biohazardous waste.