Some people while hearing the term “bio-medical waste” would think of the antagonist in that one sci-fi movie you meet and watched because you were bored or couldn’t find the remote. However, most medical waste is no longer harmfulcompared to regular waste we produce on a daily basis. Still, the large amounts of bio-medical waste should be taken seriously, and as there are some types of medical waste, which can be harmful and even infectious to humans, bio-medical waste services are necessary. Below you will find a thorough explanation on why bio-medical waste services are necessary.
BIOMEDICAL WASTE CAN BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS
Biomedical waste may harmful to population because of its content. All medical waste, especially waste from hospitals and clinics must be handled regarding that the waste is or could be infectious to people. Some biomedical waste items having infectious impact to humans are any items which contain blood, items containing bodily fluid like catheters, gloves, cultures, bandages, gauze, etc.. The waste like this must be disposed of properly so that unaware humans do not have any contact with them.
BIOMEDICAL WASTE CAN BE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Biomedical waste is harmful both to people and to animals and the overall environment in case if it is not disposed of properly. The quantity of the waste produced by hospitals alone is increasing every day. Considering that 15% to 25% of all medical waste is biomedical, infectious waste, it must not only be removed from sites properly but it must also be disposed of properly. If waste is not disposed of properly, it can contaminate the air, water, and even the soil. This may result to infectious rodents and insects that can transmit diseases.
BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES ARE REQUIRED BY LAW
Laws on biomedical waste disposal and biomedical waste services are becoming more strict because authorities became to understand the possible dangers associated with biomedical waste, medical waste removal, and medical waste disposal.
We not only appreciate the safety of our own employee sat Glycon, but we also value our clients’ safety. Glycon offers OSHA certifications at the click of a mouse to help your business/industry learn more about workplace safety when it comes to biomedical waste so that you don’t receive costly penalties.
As we are already aware biomedical waste can be very dangerous and harmful to humans and the environment, and potentially infectious, however it won’t turn into a green slimy monster that takes over a small suburban town. If you are in charge of a hospital, not very big clinic, veterinarian office, dentist office, or any facility and institution that produces biomedical waste in the result of your job duties, Glycon is always here to assist you.