Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in California
Ah, California! It is the land of tall palm trees, pink cadillacs, the golden stars of hollywood boulevard and all year round summer dreaming. California has more than 100 songs sung about it, captivating the young aspiring to Hollywood stardom and the young at heart reliving their childhood in Cinderella’s palace at Disney land… it is quite simply the epicentre of perpetual happiness!
With 39.5 million residents, California is the most populated state in the country. And hey, Mickey Mouse lives there so it’s easy to see the appeal! In California, everything is simply iconic… in San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz; in San Diego, white beaches, seal watching and sunset tacos in La Jolla; and in Los Angeles, the city of Angels, the playground that is Disneyland, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studies and Hollywood. In addition to its playful sun-kissed lifestyle, California also boasts some incredible natural wonders – Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Joshua Tree national park just to name a few.
Another thing that’s impressive about California, is its approach to healthcare. The state has been vocal in its intentions to reduce healthcare spending, and has been tenacious in devising strategies to facilitate this. We too are passionate about healthcare. Daniels is a single vendor, all waste-stream, waste management expert focused on bringing safety innovation to medical waste and sharps containment and handling. Partnering with healthcare leaders such as Stanford University to lead a new class of healthcare waste management, Daniels is positioned as America's expert in safe sustainable and innovative medical waste solutions.
How is hospital medical waste regulated in California?
In California, biohazardous and medical waste is regulated by the California Department of Public Health, Environmental Management Branch. Their regulations fall under the Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA), which applies specific regulations, based on whether the medical waste generator is a large quantity generator (producing over 200 lbs. per month of waste), or a small quantity generator (producing less than 200 lbs. per month of waste).
The act further dictates that:
If a small quantity generator generates more than 20 lbs. of biohazardous waste in a month, this waste (including sharps) must be stored above 32 degrees Fahrenheit at any onsite location for more than 7 days (unless written approval is provided by the department)
If a small quantity generator generates less than 20 lbs. of biohazardous waste per month, it cannot be stored onsite above 32 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 30 days
In addition to these stringent regulations, generators are required to maintain a comprehensive tracking document for all waste that has been removed, treated, transported or disposed of, for a period of 3 years.
Guide to California Medical Waste Regulations
Our 32 years of experience, clinical background, and local presence make us the right choice for your biohazardous and regulated medical waste management in California.
Our local Californian facility manages the collection and disposal of all healthcare waste streams across California's major cities including Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno San Francisco and neighborhoods in between. As a team we pride ourselves on providing tangible results for our clients. In 2017 alone, we:
Prevented approximately 4250 needle stick injury incidents
Diverted over 2000 tons of plastic from landfills
Replaced over 30,000 cardboard boxes with our world-leading reusable medical waste disposal systems!
Saved healthcare facilities approximately US$25 million in waste management costs
Served over 5000 customers, at more than 15,000 locations, with our drivers conducting over 150,000 services!
We offer security focused service solutions for pharmaceutical waste management.
Our pharmaceutical waste management collection systems are innovative and have been designed with safety in-mind. Our pharmaceutical sharps containers come with built-in security features to prevent interference and unauthorized access, and to ensure the safety of your healthcare facilities’ staff and patients. We’ve made a commitment to be different from our competition.
We champion innovation, customer service and affordability for our clients. When you choose Daniels for medical waste managament, you choose a company that:
Thinks of its clients as partners
Consistently looks to reduce waste volumes, compliance risk and costs
Offers no-nonsense contracts that are easy to decipher
Takes full responsibility for your waste, from cradle to grave
Provides innovative containment solutions, that are geared towards mitigating risk and ensuring safety using the safest sharps containment system in the world
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in California.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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