Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in South Carolina
South Carolina, also known as the Palmetto State, got its nickname from the distinctive tree that grows along its coast and its official state dance is The Shag. After the Spanish and French unsuccessfully attempted to colonize the area, the English set up camp in 1670, naming the region Carolina, the Latin derivative of Charles, in reference to King Charles I. The state was divided into the north and south in 1710. With a bloody history, more battles were fought there than in any other state during the American Revolution.
Today South Carolina is famous for 3 key areas: The Coast, Upstate and Midlands. On The Coast, Myrtle Beach has tourists flocking to The Grand Strand, bursting with more than 400 hotels and 100 golf courses. Equally popular is Charleston famous for the dance named after it: The Charleston. Hilton Head Island, commonly known as just Hilton Head, is a popular tourist destination. With over 12 miles of beach on the Atlantic Ocean, over 2.25 million people visit annually. South Carolina is also famous for a number of unusual things, such as Hell Hole Swamp, host of the annual Hell Hole Gator Trot, or as the locals call it The Redneck Run and Lake Murray, which has its own lake monster known as Messie. Some of the cities and towns have notable names such as Welcome, Burns Down, Wide Awake, Happy Bottom, Quarantine, Due West, Coward and Ashepoo. For the foodies there’s Pumpkintown, Ketchuptown and Mayo.
Over time there’s been some strange laws in South Carolina. For example, you must be over 18 to play a pinball machine, fortune tellers are required to have a state permit, and dancehalls may not operate on Sundays--nor can you sell a musical instrument, and horses may not be kept in bathtubs. However, South Carolinians are serious when it comes to education. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), attended by many students from the neighboring towns of Columbia and Mount Pleasant, is rated in the top 2% in the world according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). And, where there are research centers and labs, there is always medical waste. The Department of Health and Environmental Control regulates South Carolina’s medical and biohazardous waste management. All in-state generators of infectious waste are also required to register with the Department of Health and Environmental Control and operate under the OSHA compliance program. With approximately 7,000 registered facilities in South Carolina that produce infectious waste, there are only a few companies approved to correctly dispose of it.
Daniels Health is one of those companies, we’ll work with your facility to ensure you’re always compliant.
Understanding how medical waste is categorized can get confusing, which is why having the right solution to ensure effective segregation is paramount.
Daniels can audit your facility and recommend a customized segregation and collection solution tailored to your needs. Last year, our sharps containers prevented approximately 4,250 needle stick injuries, saved American healthcare facilities $25 million in waste management costs and diverted more than 2,000 tons of plastic from landfills. We are local, based in Charlotte, with our team having over 25 years of collective experience working in healthcare. We understand your world and we are passionate about driving a solution that protects the safety of your staff and drives waste segregation and volume reduction outcomes for your facility.
In addition to our industry-leading reusable sharps containers, our Chemosmart Chemotherapy waste containers cut more than 33% of plastic from each container ending up as landfill, while our compact and easy-to-use, bag-less Medismart containers were able to achieve an average of a 66% reduction in labor costs, as well as reducing the infection transfer risk that exists when using standard medical waste containers. We're talking about medical waste here! We are not going to give you a cardboard box... we are going to provide you with a clinically suitable solution that reduces cross-contamination, improves your environmental profile, and protects your staff.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in South Carolina. We want to help you live up to your state motto of "Animis Opibusque Parati," by helping you be prepared in mind and resources. Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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