Colorado Medical and Biohazardous Waste Disposal
Colorado means, “colored red” and it’s not hard to see how this stunning western state got its name. World class skiing, breath-taking mountains, canyons and desert make the “Centennial State” one of the best Uncle Sam has to offer. With over 85 million visitors a year, Colorado is one of the country’s most popular destinations. If you fly into the capital Denver, “Blucifer” is there to greet you, standing 32 feet tall, the Blue Mustang with red glowing neon eyes is meant to represent the “wild spirit of the old American West.” When in Denver pay a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, have brunch at Brown Palace where presidents and the Beatles have dined. Check out the retro theme park Lakeside and sample one of Elvis’s favorite snacks, the Fools Gold Loaf.
In the southwest, the Mesa Verde National Park occupies 52,000 acres of the Colorado Plateau and is a world Heritage site, established to preserve nearly 5,000 archaeological sites including 600 ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings. In the south, plan a visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, where you can slide down Star Dune, chill out by Medano Lake and trek to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Southeast in Baca, the Comanche National Grassland has spectacular Native American rock art and 1,300 dinosaur footprints on the Picketwire track.
Adventure seekers head to The Rocky Mountains, the birthplace of the most popular river in the US. Arkansas River is a must for white water rafting. Get those hiking boots on and hit the Colorado Trail spanning more than 500 miles, cross the peaks of the Rocky Mountains or climb Coney Summit, which is 13,334 feet above sea level. Sleep under the stars in Black Canyon, part of Gunnison National Park or head to Hanging Lake in the Glenwood Canyon suspended at the edge of the cliffs. If you’re passing through Estes Park, a stay at the Stanley Hotel is a must, just avoid room 217, it’s paranormal activity is said to have inspired Stephen King to write “The Shinning.”
Colorado's Growing Healthcare Sector
Colorado is also a growing state, due to its healthy economy, good labor supply and liveability. Currently the healthcare and social service sector provides employment to 11% of Colorado employees, which is 1 in every 9 people and second only to retail.Where there are healthcare facilities there is also medical and biohazardous waste. Colorado’s regulations are managed by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health Environment) which separates medical waste into 8 categories:
Blood and Bodily Fluids
Potentially Infectious Waste
Trauma Scene Waste
In regards to pharmaceutical waste there are very stringent guidelines around the handling of expired drugs, waste materials containing excess drugs such as IV bags and drug storage containers.
Daniels Health cares about the security of your pharmaceutical waste management. Our secure containment systems mitigate any unnecessary risk in the disposal, transport and treatment of discarded pharmaceuticals.
Daniels Pharmaceutical collection systems are leading a new wave of pharmaceutical containers designed first and foremost to PROTECT. With built-in security features that prevent tampering and unauthorized access to non-hazardous pharmaceuticals, we ensure healthcare facilities risk for staff and patients is mitigated. We will work with your facility to review, analyze and streamline your current pharmaceutical waste stream to determine the most cost effective system of collection, pick up and disposal.
In addition to this, you have access to the most secure pharmaceutical waste management solution in America. We provide traceability during every step of the process. Our waste classification portal provides you with up-to-date classifications for your entire drug inventory, including everything your facility and staff need to comply with Colorado’s regulations
Daniels have been serving the land of the Rockies for over 12 years
In our 12+ years of proudly serving Colorado healthcare facilities, Daniels has grown to become the second largest healthcare waste management provider in the United States! We started small with 2 people, a revolutionary little ivory sharps container, and a goal of just winning one hospital to the idea that sharps safety had to be taken seriously. Today Daniels has hundreds of hospitals and thousands of non-acute healthcare facilities converted to its safer collection systems for sharps disposal, and the collection of regulated medical waste, pharmaceutical waste and chemotherapy waste. Every day, through the thousands of customers that have bought into our safer ideals, we are living out our vision of making healthcare safer.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Colorado.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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