The Daniels Difference

 

  • We provide medical waste containers designed by clinicians for clinicians! 
     
  • All containers sanitized through a world-leading robotic washing / decontamination process. 
     
  • It is our drivers and our trucks that will service your facility, no third party hauler risk
     
  • We are up front with our costs and transparent with our contracts 
     
  • Scheduling that supports your practice – you pay only for what you need
     
  • Eliminate disposal-related needlestick injuries with our advanced sharps safety systems 
     
  • Eliminate the purchase, disposal costs and landfill of one-time-use disposable containers

Solutions

  • Regulated Medical Waste Services 
     
  • Biohazardous Sharps Services 
     
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Services 
     
  • Chemotherapy and Hazardous Waste Services 
     
  • Onsite and online compliance and education

 

Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Utah

 

While Utah is famous for the Wasatch Range, Capitol Reef National Park, the Great Salt Lake and Bonneville Salt Flats. It’s also the birthplace Fry Sauce, funeral potatoes and green Jell-O salad. Salt Lake City is the capital of the “Beehive State,” while some of Utah’s best skiing can be accessed close by, a visit to Temple Square and the Mormon Tabernacle in the city center is a must. 45 minutes from Salt Lake City is the Deer Valley, Utah Olympic Park and Park City Mountain resorts, perfect for all levels of skier. Park City also hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival every January. 

 

One of the best ways to explore Utah is on wheels – in the Southwest, Moab is the gateway to Canyonlands National Park, Utah’s version of the Grand Canyon and Arches National Park, brimming with mountain bike and hiking trails. The nearby Dead Horse Point National Park is famous for the ‘Thelma and Louise Point,” where the final scene of the film was shot. However Utah was a Hollywood hot spot long before, providing the backdrop to classic westerns such as Rio Grande, Stagecoach, How the West was Won and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. As well as Back to the Future 3, Forest Gump and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Utah is the birthplace of Atari, the traffic light and the first fully functional artificial heart, created by Robert Jarvik at the University of Utah Hospital.

With more than 50 hospitals in the “Saltlake State” and 2 major research campuses the generation of medical and biohazardous waste is inevitable. Utah identifies medical waste as infectious waste, “a solid waste that contains or may reasonably be expected to contain pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host could result in an infectious disease.” The regulations on the treatment, transport and disposal of this waste is managed by a number of different bodies including:

  • The Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste as part of the “Solid Waste Management Program”
  • OSHA
  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency

The regulations vary depending on the type health facility. Small facilities such as dental surgeries, vets, and doctors’ practices generating less than 200 lbs. of infectious waste are NOT regulated by these rules. However for all facilities generating in excess of 200 lbs. per month, stringent restrictions apply. Large quantity generators are required to:

  • Prepare and maintain an “Infectious Waste Management Plan”
  • Warrant unrefrigerated infectious waste isn’t stored for more than 7 days and no longer than 60 days in total
  • Place all sharps in FDA-approved, rigid containers with appropriate labelling
  • Ensure they comply with OSHA’s “Bloodborne Pathogen Standard”
  • Safeguard all infectious waste from the elements to mitigate risk of environmental contamination
  • Anyone involved in the transportation of infectious waste is required to be compliant with DOT regulations
  • Drivers handling infectious waste must undergo training in waste handling, spill and clean-up procedures

 


 

Supporting the continuum of care. For over 3 decades Daniels Health has been working with hospitals, aged care facilities and hospices throughout America managing all of their medical and biohazardous waste needs.

 

In senior living communities across the US, infection is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and even death. With an estimated 1 to 3 million serious infections occurring in patients every year. Our wide range of products and solutions are clinically engineered to provide the highest standard of security and safety for patients and carers alike. Helping to minimize the risk of infection or cross contamination. In a primary care-based facility, Daniels Health understands the need for solutions and services that enhance and support the continuum of care. We have years of experience in serving:

  • Senior Living Communities
  • Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Assisted Living
  • Hospice Care

Let us take the guess work out of compliance, permits and the day to day management of your infectious medical waste needs, so your facility can continue to focus on providing the highest standard of care to your staff, patients and residents.

 


Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Utah.

Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.

 

855 251 2655         Request a quote      

 

 

Utah State Resources & Requirements

Utah EPA

1595 Wynkoop Street

Denver, CO 80202-1129

303 312 6312

Utah Department of Health

Cannon Health Building

288 North 1460 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

801 538 6003

Waste Classification

"Infectious waste” is defined by Utah statute (Utah Code Annotated Title 19 Section 6 Subsection 102) as: "a solid waste that contains or may reasonably be expected to contain pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host could result in an infectious disease." Infectious waste may include such materials as used sharps (needles, syringes, blades, pipettes, broken glass, and blood vials), body fluids or materials mixed with body fluids, bandages, or other materials that have come in contact with body fluids.

Storage Requirements

Utah state requirements mandate:

The Utah rule sets minimum standards for the storage, transportation, and disposal of infectious waste from health facilities that generate more than 200 pounds of infectious waste per month and are defined as large quantity generators (LQG). For LQG’s, if infectious waste is to be stored longer than seven days, it must be stored at or below 40 Fahrenheit

Small health facilities that generate 200 pounds or less of infectious waste per month are not regulated by the Utah Infectious Waste Requirements. Several local health departments have requirements that apply to health facilities that generate lower amounts of infectious waste. One should contact their local health department for requirements that may be different from the state rule.

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