Idaho Medical and Biohazardous Waste Disposal
While Idaho may be famous for its gemstones, trout production, potato sundaes, ghost towns and hot springs, there’s much more to the “Gem State” than meets the eye.
Sharing its borders with Canada, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Washington, Idaho has some of the most unspoiled terrain in the US. Idaho is home to some of America’s most beautiful parks and reserves such as Hell’s Canyon, which is deeper than the Grand Canyon, and Big Wood River where biking, hiking, rafting and fishing are all on the menu. Ski enthusiasts flock to Schweitzer Mountain or Sun Valley resort to hit the slopes of the Bald and Dollar Mountains.
Mountain biker enthusiasts can be found at The Route of the Hiawatha, near Avery, a 15-mile trail around the abandoned track of the original Milwaukee Road train route. If you prefer horseback, a visit to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area has more than 700 miles of equestrian and hiking trails across 756,000 acres. Looking to relax? Idaho has some of the best hot springs in the US including Bergdorf Hot Springs, just out of McCall, or Idaho’s most famous springs - Kirkham Hot Springs, just north of Lowman.
For a more urban experience, head to the state capital of Boise, where you can potter around the Capital City Public Market, visit Boise Art Museum or take in the stunning views at Boise River Greenbelt. Take a trip to Pocatello to see the Museum of Natural History or explore one of the 30 parks that are part of the Pocatello park system. Boise also where Idaho’s first medical school is located. The ICOM (Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine) opened its doors in 2018, with one of its primary objectives being to help alleviate the doctor shortage in the state.
A growing healthcare industry brings with it medical waste, which is referred to in Idaho as “regulated medical waste, biohazardous and/or infectious waste” and can include, but isn’t limited to:
Pathological and Anatomical Waste
Cultures and stocks of infectious agents
Isolation Waste and Contaminated Bedding
These regulations are managed by the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality), however Idaho Hospitals are required to adhere to the specific requirements set out in the “Rules and Minimum Standards for Hospitals in Idaho" guide. Acceptable methods of safely disposing regulated medical waste include:
Steam sterilization in an autoclave
Incineration at a state-approved incinerator
Daniels Health delivers expert healthcare waste solutions,
We provide medical waste disposal services in Idaho using sustainable business practices.
Managing infectious materials and high risk regulated waste puts a lot of responsibility on us as a transport, disposal and treatment provider, and we take this responsibility seriously. Incorrect hospital waste management can have detrimental affect on the environment. Infectious materials and pharmaceuticals can make their way into landfill and waterways, impacting our clean drinking water and harming local wildlife. Incorrectly disposed sharps can pose a high risk to laundry staff and environmental services staff, and incorrectly segregated hazardous waste or controlled substances can pose considerable risk in the treatment process.
With 32 years industry experience serving healthcare, Daniels Health have a strong track record of partnership with over 6200 hospitals and healthcare facilities in both acute and non acute care. Our products are industry-leading, designed by clinicians for the safety and security of healthcare workers handling high-risk waste, and our services are designed to seamlessly integrate with the fluctuating requirements of healthcare. Daniels was the pioneer or reusable sharps containers and since 1997 has led the industry in a safer alternative to sharps containment. Peer reviewed in five medical journals for their superior results in driving needlestick injury reduction, Daniels Sharpsmart containers are still today considered the safest sharps containers in the world. With solutions for regulated medical waste, biohazardous sharps, trace chemotherapy waste, hazardous waste and RX pharmaceuticals, Daniels is the leading partner in healthcare waste services in Idaho.
Daniels Health uses state of the art Autoclave technology for treatment of medical waste; we are committed to performing all treatment of regulated waste responsibly and in accordance with Idaho’s regulations, codes of practice and licence requirements.
All Daniels facilities are fitted with Bondtech full vacuum steam autoclaves, powered by natural gas, using a boiler to generate steam to treat the waste at an average temperature of 285°F and using 30 psi of pressure. Our 4 step process includes:
Weigh and Scan: Our highly trained waste processing personnel weigh and barcode scan each collector; all applicable data is then recorded against the manifest number and permanently saved electronically
Sterilization and Loading: On completion of the (approximate) 45-minute waste sterilization cycle, the autoclave bins are removed from the autoclave and staged for disposal
Volume Reduction: Waste contents at this stage have been reduced (melted) and comingled with all other waste and is now less than 50% of the original volume
Landfill Disposal: Autoclave bin contents are mechanically emptied into a 35 cubic yard self-contained (completely sealed) waste compactor for final disposal to landfill
We also provide your facility with online access to your manifests and clearly defined billing to keep track of all of your medical waste disposal records.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Idaho.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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