Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Texas

 

Texas, once the home of cowboys and ranches, has evolved into an eclectic mix of urban and rural culture and settings. The Lone Star State, as it is commonly called, is now the proud home of more than 28.3 million people, and only 4 million of these live in rural Texas. Most of the state’s residents occupy the 5 most populated metropolitan cities: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth. Some people say that everything is bigger in Texas, and that’s definitely true for the size of the state itself. Texas is the second largest state in America, spanning over 261,767 square miles, and making it geographically almost the same size as Europe.

 

However, their fascination and reputation for bigger doesn’t stop there. Texas has a culture of bigger and better that extends to its BBQs, steaks, ribs, fish, sporting fields and real estate. Texas is also a state with rich historical roots, home to of one of the most prolific historical sites in America, the Alamo. The Alamo served as a fort in the Texan War of Independence. Visitors and residents also like to investigate and explore space at the Space Center in Houston, reconnect with nature at the rugged Big Bend National Park or wine, dine and shop along the water at San Antonio's iconic River Walk. Texas is also home to the fastest-growing city in the United States, Austin, which has a reputation for being delighfully weird.
 

Everything is bigger... even healthcare! 

The saying that everything is bigger in Texas is also true when it comes to their hospitals. Texas has 407 hospitals, the most out of any state in America. All of these hospitals generate medical and biohazard waste, along with other facilities including aged care facilities, clinics, labs, pharmacies, dental surgeries and vets. This is where Daniels Health comes into the picture - we our proud to partner with Texas facilities to deliver innovation-led medical waste services from our local Houston plant. More about this later on... le'ts first cover off on the local regulations for medical waste in our state. 

 

The disposal of medical and biohazard waste in Texas is managed by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, which has set out stringent and complex regulations for the generation and disposal of medical and biohazard waste. In addition to these regulations, Texas is one of the 26 American states that is covered entirely by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and any generation or disposal of waste, must be handled with OSHA compliance in-mind. OSHA estimates that over 5 million healthcare workers handling medical materials including syringes, needles and surgical scalpels are at risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens through sharps-related injuries. It is therefore essential for hospitals, surgical centers and other healthcare facilities that generate sharps, to dispose of their waste correctly. Daniels Health has led a global shift in reusable sharps containers that have proven to reduce needlestick injuries by up to 87%! Daniels' Sharpsmart containers are documented in countless medical journals for the risk they eliminate in sharps handling and sharps disposal through their inbuilt safety tray, overfill protection, secure anti-tampering locks, and no-hands-access design. Learn more here.

 


 

Here at Daniels Health, we pride ourselves on providing quality medical and biohazardous waste disposal solutions to Texas from our local Houston facility. 

We have a fantastic team in Houston who are ready and waiting to serve you. We are proud that as a company, our staff are as much flag bearers of our vision as our marketing team! At every intersection of our customer experience, we're asking ourselves - how can we enhance your ability to deliver outstanding patient care. From a medical waste management point of view this means a few things... it means delivering services in a timely manner in adherence to schedule so healthcare staff are not waiting for us! It means delivering simplicity in our contracts, invoicing and pricing so your team don't need to waste calls. It means providing the safest sharps, medical waste and pharmaceutical waste containers available to ensure your staff are protected. It means having a truck on the road when there's an urgent need and staff available to respond to local demands. It means delivering outstanding training and education materials to ensure your facility is compliant and achieving optimum levels of waste segregation and waste volume reduction. It means being committed to serve your vision. 

 

Our commitment:

  • We will provide the safest product and service solutions to protect your staff 
  • We will provide services that minimize your environmental impact and maximize your labor efficiencies
  • We will be upfront and transparent in our pricing and contract terms – no fine print, no indiscriminate price increases 
  • We will customize solutions directly to your facility’s needs and in adherance to Texas state regulations  
  • We will be a true healthcare partner that helps your facility to achieve the highest levels of safety, efficiency, sustainability and compliance.
  • We will hold ourselves to the highest level of compliance when it comes to managing your sharps, medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous waste

 

We offer security focused service solutions for Pharmaceutical Waste Management.

 

Our pharmaceutical collection systems are innovative and designed with protection at the forefront of every element and feature. We ensure that you can mitigate the risk for staff and patients by providing pharmaceutical containment solutions that offer:

  • Secure locking and state-of-the-art security features to eliminate tampering or theft 
  • Puncture-proof containers with overfill protection and Inbuilt safety trays to eliminate hand-access to container contents
  • Easy classification of medications using our online WASTE-ID database
  • Expert instruction on the segregation of hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals 
  • Immediate cost reduction and risk mitigation
     

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

 

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Texas State Resources & Requirements

Texas EPA 

1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200

Dallas, Texas 75202

800-887-6063

Daniels Texas Site 

4660 World Houston Pkwy,

Suite 150 Houston, TX 77032

888 952 5580

Waste Classification

The term "medical waste" includes treated and untreated special waste from health care-related facilities that is comprised of animal waste, bulk blood, bulk human blood, bulk human body fluids, microbiological waste, pathological waste, and sharps from the sources specified in 25 TAC §1.134 Exit the TCEQ) , as well as "regulated medical waste"

Storage Requirements

Texas state requirements mandate:

Medical waste should be stored in a secure manner and location that affords protection from theft, vandalism, inadvertent human or animal exposure, rain, water, and wind. The waste shall be managed so as not to provide a breeding place or food for insects or rodents, and not generate noxious odors. Generators of medical waste are not required to refrigerate the waste, but must store it in a secure manner and not create a nuisance.