Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Washington DC
Washington, DC, or The District of Columbia, is the capital of The United States, and home to the White House and American politics. Washington, DC was founded at the end of the American Revolution. It was given the name Washington after the first American President and founding father of the United States: George Washington. Washington is neither a state, nor located within one. Instead, it’s actually a federal district created specifically to be a seat of government. It is home to all 3 branches of American government since 1800, including the Congress (legislative), the President (executive) and the Supreme Court (judicial).
In addition to politics, Washington is also renowned for its memorials, research centers and museums including The Smithsonian Institution, which has a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and The National Zoo. At the American History Museum you can see the original score to the Star Spangled Banner or Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, while the Natural History Museum is custodian of the 45 carat Hope Diamond and the Dom Pedro Aquamarine weighing in at 10,363 carats.
In addition to its museums, DC is home to some of the country’s most famous monuments including The Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill and Arlington National Cemetery, where millions of people flock each year to pay their respects to the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and JFK. Other popular spots include the Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, the Pentagon and FBI buildings and Teddy Roosevelt Island, a nature lover’s paradise of natural forest and trails dedicated to the memory of the 26th president.
With a bustling population, regular influx of tourists and important political residents, it’s no wonder that Washington takes their healthcare system seriously. In Washington, Medicaid is called Apple Health and focuses on preventative healthcare, such as cancer screenings, high blood pressure treatment and pre-diabetes intervention. This proactive approach however does not diminish the volume of medical and biohazardous waste that is produced by the district each year. That’s why so many healthcare facilities and operators in Washington rely on us at Daniels Health, to manage all of their waste streams: from cradle to grave.
We take an innovative approach to waste management, possessing the knowledge and expertise necessary to ensure compliance against district-specific waste regulations
As with all other American states, Washington has its own waste management regulations. These regulations fall under The Washington, DC Hazardous Waste Program, which is managed by The District of Columbia’s Government Department of Energy and Environment. These regulations ensure that generated biohazardous and medical waste is managed in an environmentally sound way and that the health of patients and healthcare workers is protected.
So what’s unique about the Daniels Approach?
Firstly, we’re local in the North East! With staff based in Washington D.C, we understand the complexities of healthcare waste governance in the District of Columbia, we have local transport and treatment and we manage all waste streams. We don’t just have a cardboard box and mail-back option for sharps and medical waste – as experts within the healthcare waste management space, Daniels Health has leading clinically designed solutions to manage every facet of healthcare waste. Some of the services we offer as a total solution partner include:
Cradle to grave waste management solutions for trace chemotherapy, regulated medical waste, and RCRA hazardous / DEA classified wastes
Collection, disposal, and treatment of RX pharmaceuticals
Formulary analysis expertise for categorization of expired or unused medications
Industry-leading containers for sharps disposal proven to dramatically reduce needlestick injury risk
Education and training to optimize healthcare waste segregation
Onsite and online compliance training and certification
Our Sharpsmart containment system, designed for safe sharps disposal, has been clinically proven to reduce injury by up to 87%
By taking a clinical approach, putting safety and infection prevention at the forefront of everything we do, we’ve developed the most advanced sharps containment system in the world. We’ve proven that innovation saves lives, with 5 independent peer-reviewed studies in some of the most notable medical journals all showing a significant reduction in sharps-related injuries, after implementation of the Daniels Health Sharpsmart system. Daniels Sharpsmart container is now in 6 countries, and has been reviewed by some of the world's finest medical institutions as the "Safest sharps container in the world" - we're pretty proud of this!
Since its launch, the Daniels Health Sharpsmart sharps container has:
Saved an estimated 20,000 healthcare workers from needlestick injuries
Been the subject of 5 published peer reviewed studies, all of which have demonstrated and validated Daniels Health Sharpsmart as a proven ‘safety engineered device’
Consistently shown a reduction in infection and safety risks, across countless United States based case studies
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in The District of Columbia.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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