August 31, 2023
The world is constantly producing increasing waste, and hospitals and health facilities are no exception. The waste management sector is huge, rising yearly and reaching $88.4 billion in the United States alone. Although biomedical waste accounts for a lesser share of the market than industrial or urban garbage, it has grown dramatically over the years. This increase is due in part to the epidemic, but it is also due to an ever-growing population.
Thus, medical and biohazard waste management has become more important to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Hospitals, laboratories, research clinics, and diagnostics centers must collaborate with reliable medical waste companies due to the extra precautions and controlled processes that such businesses must follow. Medical waste is typically defined as healthcare waste that might be contaminated by blood, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious elements. It is also sometimes referred to as controlled medical waste. Poor waste management can endanger caregivers, medical waste employees, patients and their families, and the surrounding community. Furthermore, improper waste treatment or disposal might result in environmental contamination or pollution.
Hazardous waste can expose us to microbes, radiation burns, poisoning, pollution, and other threats. Finally, badly handled waste dumped in landfills can also harm our drinking water. So, this waste must be disposed of safely if patients are to receive health care and recover in a safe environment. Because you are ultimately accountable for your waste from production to treatment as a generator, you must understand state rules, standards, and regulations for biohazardous medical waste to guarantee your organization complies. As a generator, you can get paperwork from your waste carrier proving that your waste was appropriately treated or disposed of at an authorized facility.
Companies that handle hazardous waste have specific advantages. One of the most important advantages is that they have access to and can transport your medical waste to a medical waste treatment facility that will take it. Out-of-state facilities licensed to accept specific types of garbage are included. Medical waste disposal firms will also employ sampling and testing procedures to discover unknown wastes, ensuring you comply with all relevant federal and state standards. They can also give scheduled pickups if you produce waste regularly.
The first step that businesses should take is to start saving money on medical waste management services by ensuring that they are working with the most cost-effective service provider available. That's where TransChem comes in. At TransChem, we provide specialized services to hospitals and other institutions that generate healthcare waste. These programs include the disposal of medical waste, hazardous waste, sharps, needles, and non-biohazardous solid trash generated by these institutions. TCE is fully licensed to carry hazardous materials throughout the continental United States. Unlike other waste transportation companies, we retain our transportation division to ensure that your wastes are correctly identified, tagged, manifested, and transported in strict compliance with all federal, state, and municipal Department of Transportation (DOT) laws.
Our compliance team always monitors the ever-changing federal and state regulatory landscapes and develops compliance methods to benefit our customers. Because of our consistent dedication to excellence, TransChem is Arizona's most trusted medical waste removal company. So, contact us today for more information on how TransChem can assist your healthcare institution in staying on top of ever-changing norms and requirements.