Medical and Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Montana
“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam...” Montana named after the Spanish word for “mountains” isn’t called the “Treasure State” simply because of its rich mining history of copper, zinc, silver and gold. “Big Sky Country” is home to more than 1 million Montanans, and has the largest variety of mammals in America including elk, wolves, moose, deer, bison, trumpeter swans, grizzly bears, antelope and wild buffalo.
The state is home to the largest population of Golden Eagles, provides temporary accommodation for over 10,000 white pelicans migrating from the Gulf of Mexico to Medicine Lake, and has more heads of cattle than people. Adventurists and nature lovers from all over visit Montana with the its top destination being Glacier National Park, tucked in the Rocky Mountains. Its 1 million acres of natural wonders make it one of America’s most Instagramed locations. In 1932 it was combined with Waterton National Park in Alberta Canada to form the world’s first International Peace Park and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
With more than 700 miles of biking and hiking trails, 760 lakes, 175 mountains and 200 waterfalls, there is something for everyone. Flathead Lake is popular for boating and fishing year-round and Wildhorse Island is only accessible by boat. However every Memorial Day, thousands flock to the annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival. Weather permitting, jump in the car and take a drive on “Going to the Sun Road,” straight through the heart of the park. South of the state, is Yellowstone National Park, take a detour via Butte, on its outskirts you will find the “Ringing Rocks,” getting their name from the melodic chime they make when tapped. Swing through Bozeman and say hi to “Big Mike” the T-Rex at the Museum of the Rockies - part of the Smithsonian Institute exhibiting dinosaur eggs, skulls and skeletons. Montana shares a small part of the famed Yellowstone National Park, a haven for hiking, flyfishing, rock climbing, ziplining, camping, horse riding and golfing, and is also home to the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Centre, a non-for-profit wildlife park that provides refuge to animals unable to survive in the wild.
Given the thrill seeking activities abound in Montana, accidents can happen. Due to its small population there are no Trauma 1 centers in the state, so Montana’s healthcare workers, from paramedics to surgeons, are all provided additional training in the event a patient needs to be transported. Healthcare is in fact Montana's fastest growing industry with nearly one half of the certificates and two-year degrees handed out in Montana in 2013 and 2014 originating from nursing or allied health-related fields. All healthcare facilities produce medical waste and in order to keep Montana’s environment pristine, the disposal of this waste is managed by the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality). The state of Montana defines medical or infectious waste as “waste capable of producing infectious disease .”
Daniels Health is the industry leader in Montana for healthcare waste management
To preserve its incredible natural habitat, Montana has strong regulations when it comes to the handling and disposal of biohazardous and infectious waste, and Daniels Health is one of the few medical waste companies that not only meets, but exceeds these requirements. Our industry-leading healthcare waste containers achieve the highest standards of microbiological efficacy, safety, security and cleanliness in the United States and we pride ourselves on being continually on the front foot of clinical innovation.
Daniels range of containment systems for sharps, pharmaceutical disposal, regulated medical waste, sharps, trace chemotherapy waste and RCRA hazardous waste are designed to cater for all waste volume requirements and each container is fitted with inbuilt locking mechanisms, safety trays with overfill protection, designed for hands-free access and manufactured with an AB plastic surface designed to expel cross contamination.
All Daniels containers undergo a robotic deep clean, deodorizing and decontamination process each time they are emptied. The Daniels washing process achieves the highest standards of container washing decontamination in the industry with a 6log bacterial load reduction.
Daniels designs its medical waste services with our customers in mind: unique container volume requirements, unique locations, unique pickup frequency requirements and unique staff training needs. Healthcare is specialized, and so are we!
Our scheduling is designed to suit your needs, ensuring you are only paying for the pickups you need. One of our clinical waste experts will assess your current volume and design a service agreement that minimizes stops and maximizes cost and volume efficiencies.
Daniels Health offers face-to-face training across ALL shifts for clinical and non-clinical staff. We also provide self-paced eLearning modules, which are customizable and interchangeable.
In addition to the standard requirements, the DEQ also regulates how employees handle waste. All employers of staff handling medical waste are to provide them appropriate training to ensure they carry out their duties safely. Daniels guarantees compliance and best practice on all types of medical waste handling training, including:
Sharps safety and infection control strategies
Effective waste segregation
Management and handling of healthcare waste streams
Daniels Health has created a blended learning approach to education that accommodates multiple learning styles to empower positive behavioral change. We understand that each member of your team learns differently and no 2 facilities are alike. Our education platforms are versatile and intuitive, not only there to teach but also to inspire conscious and actionable disciplines in your facility’s daily practice. We’re passionate about our ongoing commitment to educating staff within Montana’s healthcare facilities. Working together to ensure we achieve greater safety awareness when it comes to the correct segregation and safe disposal of medical waste streams.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Montana. Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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