Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is a state known for its large Amish population, being America’s chocolate capital, and its early influence on rail travel in America. Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original colonies in America. The state was established in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, who named the land Pennsylvania after his father. Penn prescribed to the Quaker faith, controversial in England at the time. His intention was to establish a place where people could enjoy freedom of religion.
It’s therefore no surprise that Pennsylvania is a state with significant religious history, while there are less than 10,000 practicing Quakers today, there is another religion that owes a lot of its history to the state. Pennsylvania has been home to the Amish for hundreds of years, maintains one of the largest Amish populations in America and also plays host to America’s oldest Amish settlement in the Lancaster County community.Pennsylvania is also known as the unofficial home of American chocolate, with Hershey’s chocolate originating from the community of the same name, in the Derry Township. The state also has a rich rail history. The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was established in 1846 and was the largest railroad, by traffic and revenue, in America for the first half of the 20th century.
Pennsylvania is a state of many “firsts” it was where Betsy Ross made the first American flag. Philadelphia was home to the first daily newspaper published in 1784, Benjamin Franklin founded America’s first zoo, and this city was also where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. The state is also a pioneer when it comes to medicine, being the home to the Pennsylvania Hospital, the first public hospital in America - founded in 1751. Now the state has nearly 250 hospitals, servicing the healthcare needs of the 12.8 million people that call Pennsylvania home.
In America, each state’s regulations of biohazardous and medical waste are different. In Pennsylvania, the generation, handling, transportation and disposal of these types of medical and sharps waste is regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The regulations outlined by this department dictate that infectious medical waste (excluding sharps) must be stored for no longer than 30 days, with this 30-day period starting from the time the first item of waste is stored. If the container is filled within this period, it can then be frozen for up to 90 days. Understanding and adhering to state-specific regulations for biohazardous and medical waste management can be challenging. Our team has the expertize and experience to help your business navigate these codes of practice.
At Daniels, we provide Pennsylvanian healthcare facilities with customized medical, biohazardous, and sharps waste management solutions. We take full responsibility of your waste, from cradle to grave.
We make biohazardous and medical waste invisible.
With more than 3 decades of experience in managing healthcare waste, and a strong clinical background, it’s safe to say that we manage waste differently. We do more than meet the needs of our clients. We are proactive in nature, and are constantly innovating around the challenges faced by generators of waste, to create solutions that make our clients lives easier.
Being local means that we can deliver the most value-efficient transport, pricing and scheduling flexibility to Pennsylvania based healthcare facilities. Daniels Health established its clean processing facility in Easton Pennsylvania in 2011 and from that facility services hundreds of small to large healthcare facilities throughout Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and New Jersey. Our plant manager, Gabe Monck, started as one of our first waste processors seven years ago and has developed into one of our most respected operational managers. We’re passionate about building our teams locally as it drives the best value and efficiencies for our customers and ensures that we are delivering state-relevant compliance advice that protects the risk of our customers.
We make safety a priority, it’s a core value of our business.
Safety is paramount for us, and we do everything that we can to ensure the safety of everyone who comes into contact with the waste we are managing and disposing of. To achieve this, we:
Assume full responsibility of all waste streams, from cradle to grave
Ensure that we have the correct insurance, to protect you and your waste
Devise innovative containment solutions that aim to eliminate harm to humans and the environment
Deliver the safest sharps containers in the world, proven to reduce needlestick injuries by up to 87%
Do not engage with third party suppliers, or allow outsourced pick ups or treatments
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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