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The Difference Between Bio-Hazardous, Infectious, and Pathological Wastes

Jun 2, 2017

What is Bio-Hazardous Waste? Bio-hazardous waste is classified as any waste which contains infectious, or potentially infectious, material such as blood. A good example of bio-hazardous waste would be sharps waste. Sharps waste obviously could contain potentially infectious material, but it’s hard to actually recognize that it does in fact contain something infectious. What is […]

Medical Waste Disposal in Virginia

May 5, 2017

Having a medical waste company you can count on is crucial to any medical facility. In the process of performing day-to-day medical services, you are bound to eventually create medical waste. This waste will need to be disposed of properly, and in compliance with local and federal regulations. In other words, if your Virginia waste […]

Why Proper Disposal of Medical Waste Saves Lives

Apr 21, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, 85% of the waste generated by the healthcare industry is general, non-hazardous waste, while the remaining 15% is classified as hazardous. 100% of these materials need to be disposed of properly to minimize and eliminate health risks for everyone, not just those who work directly with medical waste! Being […]

What Waste Storage Container do I Need?

Mar 31, 2017

If your office or business is in need of medical waste containers, there are a wide variety of options available to you. Here at Biomedical Waste Solutions, we offer some of the most common sizes and types of medical waste storage containers and hazardous storage containers for all of your needs. If you’re wondering which […]

Sharps Waste Service in Delaware

Mar 9, 2017

Most medical facilities, hospitals, and other healthcare providers have to deal with the proper disposal of sharps waste at one time or another. Here in Delaware, the proper transportation and disposal of sharps waste is a regulated industry. For this reason, it’s important to know who you can rely on for your sharps management services […]

Bio-hazardous Waste Overview

Feb 3, 2017

Bio-hazardous waste is a category of waste typically generated by the medical industry. Regulations on bio-hazardous waste are strict which means this type of waste must be disposed of in a particular manner. Bio-hazardous waste comes in many different forms and from many different places, here is a quick overview of what falls into the […]

What Happens to Sharps once they leave your facility?

Dec 27, 2016

  Sharps are contaminated objects used in the medical field which have the potential of penetrating the skin. This means that the process for transporting and disposing of medical sharps waste is a unique challenge. Below, we’ve highlighted the process for what happens to sharps once they leave your facility. Who Removes Sharps Waste? When […]

Your Guide to Sharps Management and Injury Prevention

Aug 19, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 385,000 needlesticks and related sharps injuries happen each year in the healthcare setting. Most sharps, especially needles, are designed to penetrate human skin and therefore often become contaminated with blood. Blood may contain various pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, HIV and other dangerous […]

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