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4 TYPES OF DENTAL WASTE THAT NEED BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

A dental office is an active place. Patients are going in and out of exam rooms. Dentists, hygienists, and assistants are moving throughout. This ‘hustle -rustle’ can pose a problem for many dental offices when planning proper medical waste management. For example, in order to organize an easy going disposal, containers need to be close by while also out of the reach of patients, especially children.

Here are the four most common types of biomedical waste in a dental practice and how Glycon biomedical waste company can help with biomedical waste management solutions.

Sharps

As all of us know many people are very much afraid of goint to the dentist due to their fear of needles. Sharps are used on a regular basis in dental offices for a variety of reasons. Many times needles are used for local anesthetic purposes or to draw blood from a patient who may be undergoing oral surgery.

In order to avoid potential risks in connection with sharps, they should always be placed in a clearly labeled sharps container. Glycon provides red biohazard puncture resistant and leak proof sharps containers. It helps to keep your staff safe, and also prevents accidents, protects your patients, and helps make the overall medical waste pickup and removal without any difficulties.

Blood Soaked Products

There are many dental treatments resulting in blood soaked products such as gauze. Blood soaked gauze is a bio-hazardous material that may also be considered a bloodborne pathological waste product. In either cases, blood soaked products should be thrown away in a specially determined place such as leak proof and puncture resistant red biohazard bag or a clearly marked biohazard container.
Taking into consideration the volume of your business activity Glycon will surely help you decide what size red waste bags and containers you will need. This will help your practice stay compliant and save money for a very long period of time.

Mercury Amalgams, Silver Waste, Lead Waste

As mercury amalgams contain mercury, they must never be thrown in the trash, down the drain, or in a red medical waste container. Actually, there exist specific regulations surrounding the disposal of this highly toxic element such as using amalgam separators to catch as much mercury as possible.
Besides mercury, there are some dental practices which have to worry about silver waste. In case if your practice hasn’t been able to upgrade to digital x-ray technology, then chances are high that silver fixer is still being used. Silver fixer should never be washed down the drain. Silver waste product can be collected and disposed of by a professional biomedical waste company such as Glycon.

Chemicals And Sterilization Products

Most of the chemicals and sterilization products used in facilities such as dentist offices can be harmful to the environment, your staff, and your patients. As some chemicals are hazardous, try to learn as much as possible and follow all federal guidelines and regulations. In case of having questions concerning to the types of chemicals which you use in your practice and to finding our how to dispose of them properly, don’t waste your time, hurry to call Glycon. Our professional team is here to help when you need it.

Let Glycon Create Biomedical Waste Solutions For Your Practice

It doesn’t make any difference whether you are a dentist office in Southern California Glycon can help you will assist you in drawing up e a biomedical waste plan that will save you time, money, and a little sanity when dealing with state and federal regulated medical waste disposal.

GUIDE TO IMPROVING YOUR MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN A NURSING HOME

The number of senior assisted living and nursing homes has been greatly increasing over the last few years. Nursing homes are not quite hospitals, however they offer a few types of healthcare treatments to insure the happy and healthy standard of living of their residents. So there exist a lot of rules and regulations to follow when it is spoken about the medical waste produced. If you throw it away in the trash it will not reduce it.

If you operate a nursing home, check out our guide to help improve your regulated medical waste management and learn how Glycon can help.

1. Create A Medical Waste Program

People are out at risk in case if hazardous biomedical waste is not disposed of in a right way. Hence, it is necessary to create a medical waste program which would comply with federal and state regulations.

In addition to keeping your senior residents and staff safe, a great medical waste program can also save money. All the members of the staff must know exactly what is allowed to throw away in regular trash cans, what can be recycled, and what medical waste goes into what containers. If you separate and manage your overall medical waste in a proper manner, you can save your assisted living or nursing home facility money.

2. Train All Staff On Safe Medical Waste Disposal

You have the opportunity to have a perfect medical waste program, but it is in vain if you cannot get your staff on board. Many nursing homes and other medical facilities do not manage to dispose of medical waste in a proper way because of the absence of training.

3. Properly Store Your Medical Waste

Part of a facility’s medical waste plan is to know sorting of medical waste into disposal container. Every day a nursing home uses items that is considered medical waste such as needles, syringes, bandages, gloves, and other items that may contain bodily fluid which may be infectious.
Glycon will provide you with the proper red medical waste disposal bags and red plastic containers for you to dispose of medical waste. Knowing properly to store your medical waste, will not only make it easier for pick-up and transport, it will also help you save your facility money.

4. Properly Store Your Pharmaceutical Waste

A huge number of pharmaceutical waste is created by nursing homes and senior living facilities.
At Glycon, we intend to safely and properly remove and dispose of expired and unused medications so as to keep your clinic or business compliant. When you pour medications down the sink, they get into the ground water. When medications are thrown away in the trash, pills may cause major damage if consumed. In order to avoid those incidents we work with those who have unwanted, expired, and unused pharmaceuticals to properly transport and dispose of the medications.

Let Glycon Help You Manage Medical Waste In Your Assisted Living Facility

Combining a medical waste program isn’t difficult, and by working with Glycon, this process will become even easier. With great pleasure we will help your staff learn the proper techniques to disposing of the many types of waste produced in your senior living facility every day. By doing so you will be able to keep your business according to the rules and regulations surrounding regulated medical waste and in some cases, can save your facility money in a long term.

Give Glycon a call today at (844) 494-8222 or fill out the form on our Quick Quote page. Remember, Glycon services span coast to coast to encompass the entire lower 48 states from Southern California and everywhere in between.

WHO CREATES MEDICAL WASTE AND HOW CAN GLYCON BIOMEDICAL WASTE SERVICES HELP?

When one speaks about medical waste, many people may be astonished that hospitals and clinics are not the only types of institutions that create dangerous waste and/or bio-medical waste. Actually, the list is growing with the different types of businesses and facilities that  every day add to the medical waste stream each.

In order to  see if your business made the list and to learn how Glycon LLC can help you with removal and disposal of your medical waste we are offering you to read the following.

Who Creates Medical Waste?

Medical waste is classified as  “any solid waste generated in the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of humans or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or even in the process of testing of biologicals”.

That is why  there exist some  businesses and facilities that may be disposing of medical waste by simply throwing it in the trash. To learn why this is a big “no, no”, read our blog, 3 Reasons Why Bio-Medical Waste Services Are Necessary. Let’s see, schools and daycare facilities have a nurse on staff so as to take care of accidents such as a bloody knee or nurses may be responsible for managing daily shots. In this case, the nurse would need to dispose of the used needles in a sharps container.

Veterinary offices, dental offices, and lab and research facilities also require a proper removal and disposal services. However, the in-home care industry is considered to be one of the fastest growing business. There exist a growing number of home health nurses who help patients in their homes after surgeries or even on a daily basis.

Hotel chains, tattoo parlors, and manufacturing facilities also are considered industries producing medical waste. Glycon LLC has a diversified client base and aims to work with businesses so as to create a safe and healthy environment with the help of using proper disposal solutions.

Glycon Can Help You Manage Your Hazardous And Medical Waste Disposal

Pick-up options – Glycon LLC offers a variety of pick-up options no matter weekly or semi-annually. Glycon LLC will assist you in creating a schedule that meets your facility’s requirements.

Availability – Glycon LLC is available from coast to coast. It provides services to the lower 48 states.

Low prices, high customer satisfaction – Glycon LLC provides consistent and competitive pricing on all of its services. As our business is based on integrity, honesty, kindness, decency, respect, compassion and a belief in truth, justice, honor, love, and working together to make life better, we offer fair contracts with fixed prices.

It doesn’t matter what kind of your business or industry, if you produce medical waste, Glycon LLC will  help you certainly. Contact us any time you need by giving us a call at (844) 494-8222. Let Glycon LLC do the research to create a safe and compliant medical waste disposal plan that fits you and your business’s needs.