Regulations and Compliance

According the the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ), a hazardous waste does not simply include a blood saturated product. It includes any item contaminated by any body fluid that has been used during medical or laboratory procedures.

Other items, for example could include ( but are not limited to ): –

Barrier items such as gloves, masks, and disposable gowns.

Intravenous bags that have been used for blood transfusions.
Items contaminated by any body fluids during routine medical and dental office visits, surgery or autopsy.

Pathological wastes – including tissues, organs, body parts and fluids removed during medical procedures.

Obviously, there is a broad range of items required to be removed at least every 30 days, and “legal” destruction can only be certified by a medical waste manifest on file in each office producing such waste. Failing to do so can result in “very large fines”.

TYPES OF FACILITIES TYPICALLY REGULATED

HOSPITALS

MEDICAL – DENTAL OFFICES

PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS

BLOOD BANKS

NURSING HOMES

OUTPATIENT OFFICES

INDUSTRIAL CLINICS

VETERINARY CLINICS

FUNERAL HOMES

DIALYSIS CENTERS

MUNICIPAL HEALTH DEPTS.

CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

LABORATORIES

DIABETIC HOME CARE

SCHOOLS

If your unsure your waste is “regulated”, Bio-Haz Solutions will gladly advise you of any requirements for disposal of your waste. Our services guarantee complete compliance with all regulations.

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