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 in Delaware.
What is Sharps Waste?
Contaminated sharps are defined by OSHA as “any contaminated object that can penetrate the skin, including but not limited to, needles, scalpels, broken glass, broken capillary tubes, and exposed ends of dental wires.” Contaminated sharps should be discarded as soon as possible in close-able, puncture resistant, leak proof, and labeled containers.
Delaware Sharps Waste Transportation
Once the sharps waste is discarded in an approved sharps waste container, this container must be picked up by a Delaware sharps waste management service for transportation. A regulated waste transportation service will correctly package the sharps waste container for transportation, put the package in an approved transport vehicle, and then deliver the package to a certified sharps waste disposal facility.
Disposing of Sharps Waste in Delaware
In Delaware, like most states, your Delaware waste service will transport your sharps waste to a licensed waste disposal facility containing an autoclave. An autoclave is a device which sterilizes medical waste using pressurized steam. It’s highly efficient and it allows us to avoid sending medical waste to a landfill as most of these materials can be recycled once completely sterilized.
Why Partner with a Delaware Sharps Management Service?
The main reason you want to partner with an experienced Delaware sharps management service is that once your medical waste leaves your facility, you’re still responsible for it. You heard that right, your company is responsible for your waste until it has been destroyed—even after it has left your facility. This is why it’s imperative to trust your waste disposal to a company with a proven track record.
If you’re looking for a company to handle your medical facility’s sharps waste collection, transportation, and disposal, give BWS, Inc. a call today. BWS has a combined 70 years of experience in contaminated sharps services and has the expertise to handle your waste appropriately. For a free quote on our services, give us a call at 800-660-6581 or fill out the form on our website, today!
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