The Daniels Difference

 

  • We provide medical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
     
  • All containers sanitized through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
     
  • It is our drivers and our trucks that will service your facility, no third party hauler risk
     
  • We are up front with our costs and transparent with our contracts 
     
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
     
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
     
  • Eliminate the purchase, disposal costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers

Solutions

  • Regulated Medical Waste Services 
     
  • Biohazardous Sharps Services 
     
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
     
  • Chemotherapy and Hazardous Waste Services 
     
  • Onsite and online compliance and education

 

Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Mississippi

 

In the heart of the deep south, where grand plantations once marked the land and cotton was king, the “Magnolia State” is also the birthplace of musical legends… B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley and the Delta Blues. Besides the river of its namesake, its rich civil war history and is famed hospitality, the magical Mississippi has some unique history. 

 

Barq’s root beer was invented in Biloxi in 1898, forget the mayo and ketchup, “Comeback Sauce” is all you need in Mississippi! It’s probably the only place on the planet where you’ll find Kool-Aid pickles, and where some of the best food can be found at roadside gas stations! Catfish goes with every meal, and the Mississippi Mud Pie is to die for. Jackson, the state capital is one of 4 cities in the world allowed to host the International Ballet Competition, Issaquena County is home to the world’s biggest cottonwood tree plantation, Natchez is the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River, and Vardaman is known as the “sweet potato” capital of the world.

 

Remember your first teddy bear? It was on a hunting trip in Sharkey County where Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear, which resulted in the creation of the “teddy”, and was it Jim Henson’s home town of Greenville that inspired our favorite Muppet - Kermit the Frog? Mississippi has also developed a notable reputation for its education; Mississippi State has a well-known research program, while “Ole Miss” has a respected business and medical school and was where the world’s first human lung transplant was performed in 1963.

 

Where there are medical schools and labs there is medical and biohazardous waste, which, in Mississippi State is regulated by the MDEQ (Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality) and OSHA. Mississippi’s regulations for the management, storage and disposal of medical and biohazardous waste are more general than other states, with the MDEQ defining “infectious waste” and “medical waste” differently. Infectious waste includes cultures, stocks, patient care waste, pathological waste blood and blood products and discarded sharps, whereas medical waste is defined as “all waste generated in direct patient care or in diagnostic or research areas that is non-infectious but aesthetically repugnant if found in the environment.” Unlike many other states, it’s not a requirement for transporters in Mississippi to hold any specific licenses or permits, however once the generator passes medical waste to a transporter, the waste is then the responsibility of the transporter who is required by the MDEQ to store, treat and dispose of the waste using methods that ensure the protection of public health and the environment.

 


 

Medical waste disposal and Healthcare waste management in Mississippi is our jam!

Daniels Health is one of the longest-standing and strongest brands in US healthcare waste management. Serving over 5000 healthcare facilities across the states from physicians’ offices, pharmacies and oncology centers through to assisted living facilities, laboratories and hospitals, Daniels has forged a reputation for not only medical waste disposal, but total waste stream optimization. Facilitating solutions that improve safety and manage infection risk, reduce medical waste volumes, improve segregation, lower costs and drive clinical outcomes, Daniels partners with healthcare in driving a modern approach to healthcare waste management.

 

The Daniels Medismart system is one of the many modern solutions Daniels brings to Mississippi based healthcare facilities. Created in consultation with clinicians, the Daniels Medismart container is designed to combat all occupational, hygiene and. Infection risks in medical waste handling. Hands-free, bag-free, fitted with a leakproof quality seal for vacuum tight closure, designed with plastic impervious to deep-etched soiling, and robotically washed through a six stage decontamination process after each fill, the Medismart presents a paradigm shift in safe medical waste management.

 

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Daniels Health “Compliance Solutions” minimize risk and ensure your staff and facility is always compliant.

 

All of our solutions are vetted against state and OSHA regulations, in addition to providing appropriate solutions for the storage, transport and treatment associated with your medical and infectious waste, we can also provide training and resources in-house staff to help improve segregation and safety.

Here are some of the ways our “Compliance Portal” can improve your facility:

  • A single platform – all our training modules are in 1 place
  • Online training for multiple users and customized reporting
  • Access unlimited safety audits, waste plans and printable certificates
  • Our “Management Dashboard” can audit employees in addition to assigning specific corrective actions
  • Keep all your records in 1 place, including employee training and education
  • Our “Regulations Library” gives you the most up-to-date access to millions of MSDS and federal regulations

Our range of modules are flexible to suit the individual needs of staff in the non-acute sector and promote versatile, self-paced learning. In addition, you’ll be working with a waste partner that utilizes the most sustainable methodologies of environmental effectiveness, resulting in a reduction of landfill waste and C02 emissions.

 

 

Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Mississippi. Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.

 

855 251 2655         Request a quote      

 

 

Mississippi State Resources & Requirements

Mississippi EPA

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

61 Forsyth Street, SW 

Atlanta, GA 30303-8960

404 562 9900

Mississippi department of health

570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive

Jackson, MS 39216

601 576 7400

Waste Classification

"Infectious medical wastes" includes solid or liquid wastes which may contain pathogens with sufficient virulence and quantity such that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host has been proven to result in an infectious disease. For purposes of this Regulation, the following wastes shall be considered to be infectious medical wastes:

  • Wastes resulting from the care of patients and animals who have Class I and (or) II diseases that are transmitted by blood and body fluid
  • Cultures and stocks of infectious agents; including specimen cultures collected from medical and pathological laboratories,
  • Blood and blood products such as serum, plasma, and other blood components;
  • Pathological wastes, such as tissues, organs, body parts, and body fluids that are removed during surgery and autopsy;
  • Contaminated carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were exposed to pathogens in medical research;
  • All discarded sharps (e.g., hypodermic needles, syringes) which have come into contact with infectious agents;
  • Other wastes determined infectious by the generator or so classified by the State Department of Health.

Storage Requirements

Mississippi state requirements mandate:

  • Containment of infectious medical waste and medical waste shall be in a manner and location which affords protection from animals, rain and wind, does not provide a breeding place or a food source for insects and rodents, and minimizes exposure to the public
  • Infectious medical waste shall be segregated from other waste at the point of origin in the producing facility.
  • Unless approved by the Mississippi State Department of health or treated and rendered non-infectious. Infectious medical waste (except for sharps in approved containers) shall not be stored at a waste producing facility for more than seven days above a temperature of 6 C (38F). Containment of infectious medical waste at the producing facility is permitted at or below a temperature of O C (32F) for a period of not more than 90 days without specific approval of the Department of Health
  • Containment of infectious medical waste shall be separate from other wastes. Enclosures or containers used for containment of infectious medical waste shall be so secured
  • All sharps shall be contained for disposal in leakproof, rigid, puncture-resistant containers which are taped closed or tightly lidded to preclude loss of the contents.

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