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.
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.
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