Medical waste disposal & biomedical waste management we take care of your biomedical waste & sharps disposal needs so you can focus on your practice. The biomedical waste program offers training, guidelines and services to ensure the safe handling, storage, and disposal of biomedical waste, which includes tissues, fluids and discarded sharps. Introduction biomedical waste management has recently emerged as an issue of major concern not only to hospitals, nursing home authorities but also to the environment the bio-medical wastes generated from health care units depend upon a number of factors such as waste management methods, type of health care units, occupancy of healthcare units, specialization of healthcare units, ratio of. This is a sample biomedical waste operating plan that is compliant with chapter 64e-16, fac it is not the only plan or format that is acceptable as long as all requirements in chapter 64e-16003(2), fac are met. Biomedical waste generator permits (issued to facilities that produce biomedical waste) are issued by area biomedical waste coordinators to find out who your coordinator is, check with your local environmental health field office.
It is the responsibility of environmental health staff to protect health care workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers and the citizens and guests of pinellas county from the risks associated with potentially infections biomedical waste. Dr intan airlina is consulting director of osha compliance for biomedical waste solutions, llc (wwwbiomedicalwastesolutionscom)she is an internist that holds an internal medicine degree from university of indonesia, learned tropical diseases and infection, also certified in patient safety from a joint commission international (jci) and iso certified hospital. Description: the objective of the biomedical waste program is to protect health care workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste reasons for regulation are to prevent the possible spread of illness through contact with infectious materials. The florida department of health in marion county manages the biomedical waste program for marion and citrus counties there are more than 600 facilities in marion county and 300 in citrus county that generate biomedical waste.
Medical disposal systems (mds) is a biomedical waste transport and disposal company for biomedical waste generators, servicing areas in florida, mississippi, alabama, and louisiana. Facilities that generate biomedical waste include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, funeral homes, dentists, veterinarians, physicians, pharmacies that provide flu shots, body piercing salons, tattoo shops, transporters, and storage and treatment facilities. This video produced by the florida department of health, teaches florida's regulations for the handling, packaging, labeling, and transportation of biomedica. Biomedical waste should be disposed of frequently to reduce accumulation of these materials in work areas disposal service for biomedical waste is provided to users in mcgill buildings by hwm, local 5066. The following is a list of registered biomedical waste transporters registered with the florida department of health the list is organized by county of registration however, some companies often service multiple counties.
Miami-dade county health department page 3 i directions for completing the biomedical waste plan blank 1: enter the name of your facility. Program description the 1993 florida legislature provided funding for the biomedical waste program, from the solid waste management trust fund. Biomedical waste doh-sarasota has primary authority and responsibility in sarasota county for facilities that generate, transport, store, or treat biomedical waste.
Biomedical waste disposal our unparalleled medical waste management program gives you the option of an automatic pick-up schedule or an on-call program. The environmental health biomedical waste program was designed to protect health care workers, environmental service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious materials. 2 reviews of biomedical waste solutions i wish i could give less than 1 star the service from bws has gone downhill, so fast, and so sharply it makes me wonder if they really want customers.
Waste generated by health care activities includes a broad range of materials, from used needles and syringes to soiled dressings, body parts, diagnostic samples, blood, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and radioactive materials poor management of health care waste potentially exposes. Note: this page contains materials in the portable document format (pdf) the free adobe reader may be required to view these files there are approximately 38,000 facilities in florida that generate biomedical waste. The university of maryland, baltimore (umb) is the state's public health, law, and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. Oversight of biomedical waste management is conducted to assure proper identification, segregation, containment, storage and labeling of biomedical waste.
Services the objective of the biomedical waste program is to protect health care workers, environmental service staff, waste haulers and the community from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste. When biomedical waste is improperly managed, it places health care workers, sanitation workers, and the general public at risk for contracting dangerous diseases. Biomedical waste disposal, based in california, is a leading provider of biomedical and pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal services, and a distributor of sharps containers and other biowaste supplies.