A medical waste disposal company disposes medical waste, and medical waste is basically comprised of wastes generated in hospitals, laboratories, clinics, diagnostic centers et al and this waste can be harmful to human beings if not properly handled. Data made available by IBISWorld shows that there are 160 Medical Waste Disposal Services in the US…

 

A medical waste disposal company is a business that disposes of medical waste. Medical waste essentially comprises wastes generated in the hospitals, laboratories, clinics, diagnostic centers et al. This waste can be harmful to humans if not properly disposed of. A report recently released by IBISWorld shows that there are 160 medical waste disposal services…

 

In the United States, the Department of Transportation (DOT) assigns the responsibility of packaging regulated medical waste for shipment to the shipper (e.g., hospital). Healthcare organizations that generate medical or other hazardous waste are always expected to package it appropriately for disposal to ensure staff, patient, and environmental safety, coupled with maintaining compliance with federal,…

 

Several different colors can be used to store and dispose of medical waste depending on the type of biomedical waste. These colors state the level of caution that should be taken to properly handle such materials. While they are not federally regulated, they are common practices used across the country. Note that the colors for…

 

In the US, state environmental and health departments are tasked with regulating businesses involved in medical waste disposal. However, many other different governmental agencies oversee the handling of regulated medical waste. For instance, the FDA regulates the manufacturing of sharps containers, OSHA regulates the handling of medical waste by employees to guarantee their safety, and…

 

All wastes are not created equal and it is important to understand the differences between medical waste and hazardous waste to be able to segregate them properly. According to reports, the US is responsible for producing a massive 220 million tons of waste a year. Owing to this, both the government and environmental associations have…