Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Louisiana
Louisiana is one of America’s most diverse states. An eclectic fusion of cultures and influences from French, African, American, French Canadian and Spanish makes the “Bayou State” like no other. Perched on the Gulf of Mexico, neighboring Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, the “Sugar State” is famous for gators, gumbo, jambalaya po-boys, cook-ups of shrimp, catfish, oysters and crawfish, Voodoo Priestesses and old-fashioned Creole and Cajun hospitality.
It’s the birthplace of Oscar winner Reece Witherspoon, Emmy winner Ellen DeGeneres, jazz trailblazer Louis Armstrong, Rock’n’Roll legend Fats Domino and authors Truman Capote and Anne Rice. Major cities include Lafayette, Lake Charles and the capital Baton Rouge, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, home to stunning mansions like Magnolia Mound Plantation, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Centre and the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial. If you’re a frog fan, plan a trip in May to the “Frog Capital of the World,” Rayne. Said to be the world’s largest shipper of edible frogs it’s little surprise they host an annual frog festival, featuring frog racing, the Diaper Derby, frogs dressed in Sunday best and a frog eating contest.
However when you think of Dixieland, it’s shiny beads, gold, green and purple King Cakes, the sounds of jazz from Bourbon Street in the French Quarter and Beignets from Café Du Monde that come to mind. New Orleans is the beating heart of Louisiana, every year thousands flock to celebrate Mardi Gras, a 2-week street party leading up to Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins. If you can’t make it for Mardi Gras, head to Mardi Gras World, which houses all of the floats.
Catch a Crescent City streetcar from the French Quarter to the Garden District or if you feel like some retail therapy, take a trip to Magazine Street, brimming with beautiful boutiques, cafes and bars. For history buffs a visit to Jackson Square and the triple steeples of the St Louis Cathedral is a must. As is the National WWII Museum and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum in the Vieux Carre Historic District. Showcasing a huge collection of pharmaceutical memorabilia, more than 2 centuries after America’s first licensed pharmacist, Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr, opened it in 1816.
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Where there are pharmacies and healthcare facilities, there is medical and biohazardous and waste. In Louisiana there are 3 main bodies than govern the state’s regulations:
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH)
Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA)
The responsibility of Louisiana health care employers
As private or federal health care employer in the state of Louisiana, OSHA have clear stipulations with regards to any employees that may be exposed to infectious materials, and require employers to develop engineering controls and exposure control plans that safeguard healthcare workers from occupational exposure. Providing hand-washing facilities, personal protective equipment, hepatitis vaccines and training are just a few of the ways that employers can support their staff. In addition to this, it is a requirement that all medical waste packaging and disposal protocols are standard and required to be labeled as either:
Potentially Infectious Biomedical Waste
This is where Daniels really shines
Servicing Louisiana and its neighboring states for over 10 years, Daniels is an expert in the disposal, transport and treatment of all healthcare wastes. With industry leading containers for the collection of sharps, used and expired medications, hazardous pharmaceuticals, pathological and chemotherapy waste, and a range of services and pickup schedules scalable to both non acute and acute medical facilities, Daniels delivers versatile waste solutions that fit the needs of Louisiana healthcare facilities. We also pride ourselves on being a little different from the rest, here’s how:
We don’t fit in a box… actually, we don’t even sell boxes!!! We offer clinical containers to fit clinical needs, keeping your facility safe and compliant.
We tailor a schedule to suit your volume and pickup requirements. We don’t ask you to pay for something you don’t need.
We talk to you at a local level. We don’t have a call center in New Jersey that tries to explain the Louisiana state regulations! We are boots on the ground local with qualified experts on hand to help you navigate your facility’s compliance requirements.
Daniels Health can assist with handling all of your medical waste, including pharmaceutical waste. We have a range of products and solutions to suit your individual needs. We offer the most secure pharmaceutical waste management in Louisiana that will save you time and money.
Pharmasmart – Our Pharmasmart system sets a new benchmark when it comes to protecting staff and facilities in the collection of expired pharmaceuticals. Available in a range of sizes, our reusable containers have inbuilt safety trays with a permanent locking mechanism to prevent tampering and unauthorized access.
Rx Destroyer – Daniels is a proud distributor of this range of fast acting chemical destruction solvents. Meeting the DEA’s non-retrievable standard, providing a safe affordable, environmentally friendly and convenient way to destroy excess medications.
Daniels Online Formulary – Our easy to use portal ensures your facility or pharmacy is always compliant with Louisiana’s regulations. Providing you with full traceability of all waste that is generated and shipped. This powerful characterization and analysis platform identifies how to correctly handle, transport and dispose of your hazardous drugs
Secure storage, transport and tracking – Our logistics and destruction processes are designed to ensure the security of used and expired medications at every step of their disposal-to-destruction journey. We don't take any chances.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Louisiana.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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