The State of New Jersey has become increasingly aggressive about creating medical waste regulations and enforcing them. Protecting the people of New Jersey and the environment are priorities for the state, leading to an increase in scrutiny for those businesses and facilities that produce medical waste. Learning more about what happens to your waste products and how they have to be handled to comply with all NJ and Federal laws can keep your business safe and fully operational.
Medical waste disposal starts at the point of creation. Whether a nurse gives an injection, a test is performed or a patient with a trauma is bleeding, waste products are created. When you use a medical waste company like Sanpro, your employees are fully trained to correctly identify and sort your waste. Proper training keeps everyone in your facility safe and ensures that you remain in compliance with New Jersey state laws and Federal guidelines.
Your team will need to be able to identify the byproducts as hazardous waste and then place them in the appropriate sealed containers for disposal. Your medical waste company can provide you with a comprehensive lineup of containers for storing your byproducts.
Pickup and Transportation
You can’t simply throw medical waste into the back of a car or truck and drive it to the dump; you need to follow the rules for transport outlined by the NJDOT and the EPA. The way that waste is prepared for transport, the amount you take in one trip and even your vehicle need to fully comply with all relevant laws as you transport waste. A medical waste company New Jersey like Sanpro will send a trained technician in an approved vehicle on a regular basis; he or she will pick up your stored waste and take it away, transporting it in full compliance with all laws.
If you use a service provider for your NJ medical waste, you never have to worry about this part; each type of waste, from sharps to soiled textiles and expired mediations, will be delivered to the appropriate, approved disposal site. Plastics may be melted down, purified and made ready for reuse, while other items will be incinerated to prevent them from contaminating the environment or posing a risk to people. An autoclave can be used to “cook” other waste items at a very high temperature, killing any bacteria present and allowing the items to be discarded safely.
The Medical Waste Process, Simplified
Sanpro makes the medical waste process easy; from comprehensive employee training to the final disposal of your waste. You never have to worry about compliance or running afoul of New Jersey’s complex and frequently changing medical waste laws when you are a Sanpro client. Contact us to learn how easy it is to handle the waste your facility creates in a fully compliant and affordable way; we’re here to give you peace of mind about the process.