Medical Waste Disposal Services

For the health and safety of your staff and patients, it is important to clearly understand what medical waste is. Biogen is here to provide that information for you. Of course, you can always contact us for more information.

What is Medical Waste?

Medical waste is any kind of waste that contains infectious material or material that’s potentially infectious. This subset of waste is generated at healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, physician’s offices and surgery centers, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories.

Medical waste is primarily regulated by state environmental and health departments. Other federal agencies also have regulations regarding medical waste. These agencies include Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and potentially others.

What Are the Health and Safety Risks Associated with Medical Waste?

Improperly disposing of medical waste can have huge consequences, not only from a legal perspective, but for the environment and your community, as well. If you provide services that involve medical, pharmaceutical and biohazardous waste, there is no safety precaution that is too trivial to enforce.

Every day, healthcare facilities of all sizes produce varying amounts of hazardous waste, including sharps, biohazards and even pharmaceuticals that may cause harm or contamination if they are not properly disposed of. There is a real risk of sickness, injury, death and exposure each time anyone handles or comes in close proximity to these materials. In this regard, OSHA compliance is incredibly important in your organization.

Biogen — Your Medical Waste Experts

Biogen offers a variety of medical waste services and compliance training to safely address the needs of your practice and facility, regardless of if you are currently equipped to handle medical waste on-site or not. Our services will not only help protect your staff and patients, but will also help to keep you informed and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Contact us today for more information and see how we can safely manage your medical waste needs and save you money in the process.