Connecticut Medical and Biohazardous Waste Disposal
Starting out as a Dutch colony the “Constitution State” is now divided into 169 towns, which are a mix of rural and costal areas in southern New England. Hartford, the state’s capital is littered with stunning parks, is home to Wadsworth Athenaeum one of America’s oldest art museums, The Connecticut State Capitol, now a national historic landmark and the Connecticut Science Center. Fans of American literature also come to visit the Neo-Gothic mansion that was once Mark Twain’s home. Now a museum featuring thousands of artefacts from the author’s life including the desk where he penned “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” Across the street is the Harriet Beecher Stowe Centre, also a national landmark where she wrote the 1852 novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”
Situated on Long Island Sound, Stamford is an eclectic city; the downtown area is brimming with restaurants, clubs, live theatres and galleries. For nature lovers, Cove Island Park is famous for biking and hiking trails. The First Presbyterian Church known to locals as the “Fish Church” due to its unusual shape and interior which is made up from 20,000 pieces of glass in 86 colors is also popular with visitors. Or experience a local institution with “Alive @ 5 in Stamford,” where every Thursday various artists perform at Columbus Park. New Haven is the birthplace of the “hamburger” and Louis’ Lunch still serves those famous burgers today. The city is also home to the prestigious Ivy League university – Yale. Responsible for countless medical advances over the last century such as the US’s first neonatal intensive care unit, the first use of antibiotics in the nation, the identification of Lyme disease, the creation of the first insulin pump and the first use of chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.
Where there are research facilities paving the way for medical breakthroughs there is biohazardous and medical waste. Connecticut’s regulations are overseen by the DEEP (Department of Energy & Environmental Protection). In addition to these regulations, Connecticut also operates under OSHA. In Connecticut medical waste is referred to as biomedical waste (BMW). The DEEP defines BMW as “infectious, pathological and/or chemotherapy waste generated during the administration of medical care or the performance of medical research involving humans or animals.”
The state’s law omits hazardous and radioactive waste from biomedical waste, which means chemotherapy and pathological waste (including human tissue) must be disposed of by incineration. Infectious waste, such as body fluids or sharps are required to be disposed of via incineration or autoclaving. In addition to these regulations, the storage of medical waste has strict parameters. All medical waste must be stored away from other waste materials and only accessed by authorized personnel, transporters or the treatment facility operator.
Ensuring your facility complies with these rigid requirements can be challenging, unless you engage a qualified medical waste partner, that’s where Daniels is here to help.
Serving Connecticut healthcare facilities for over 15 years
Daniels is proudly one of the few medical waste management companies that are local in Connecticut. When we say "local" we don't just mean having a telephone number and a mini van... We have over 70 staff in the North East, three clean processing facilities with on-site treatment, two clean handling facilities, our own highly trained service fleet, and a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements of healthcare waste disposal and transport in Connecticut. As a business, we're passionate about driving safety in healthcare, and this applies not only to the safe products and containment solutions we provide, but to how we serve our customers, how we manage risk, how we deliver the safest transport methodologies for medical waste in the United States, and how we deliver education and training around sharps disposal, healthcare waste segregation and security in pharmaceuticals handling to ensure staff and patients are protected and costs are minimized.
Daniels Health is setting a new benchmark in safe biohazardous waste management. Our solutions mitigate unnecessary risk for healthcare practitioners and the public.
Let us work with your facility to manage the containment, disposal, transport and destruction of hazardous chemotherapy, pathological, pharmaceutical and infectious waste. We provide our clients with cutting edge solutions for every type of medical and biohazardous waste. Be it incineration, autoclaving, chemical disinfection or sharps encapsulation. Not only can we manage the needs of your specific facility, we can also assist with the following:
Compliance to Connecticut’s DEEP and OSHA regulations
A complete “cradle to grave” solution for ALL medical waste types
Improve safety for both your staff and the general public
Assist with reducing costs around your medical waste disposal
Reduce your landfill and C02 footprint
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Connecticut.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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