Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in Virginia State
Virginia is where it all started for the United States, after 104 English settlers came ashore in 1607. When the settlers disembarked, they called the land Jamestown, after King James I of England. Often called ‘the birthplace of a nation,’ Virginia was the first piece of North America to be settled by the English.
Jamestown went on to become the first of the 13 colonies that would eventually come together to form what we now call the United States of America. The Jamestown colony was founded with one purpose: to cultivate silk, and trade it back to England. However, this never occured, as the silk worms food source, mulberry trees, were destroyed by fungus. To try and recoup the losses, tobacco was planted in place of the mulberry trees. The colony didn’t hold any lofty expectations for the cash crop, but due to the expansive fields and fresh soil, it grew strong and eventually the tobacco business turned profitable. In 1614, the first shipment of Virginia tobacco was sold in London. From there, the tobacco industry exploded. In 1619, the Jamestown colony had exported 10 tons of tobacco to Europe, and by 1639 they had exported 750 tons.
Virginia is also the birthplace of America’s first president, George Washington, who was born in Westmoreland County in 1732. He went on to become a commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, during the American Revolutionary War. The James River in Richmond was a key passage during the Civil War and is still an important waterway today. Virginia also has a rich military history, and is also home to the Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon and the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. Newport News also is home to the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, The Enterprise.The largest naval base in the world can be found here too - Naval Station Norfolk, just around the corner from the famous Chespeake Bay.
Another industry worth noting in Virginia, is healthcare.
We proudly work with the healthcare professionals and facilities of Virginia to help them better manage their sharps disposal, biohazardous and medical waste, costs, infection transfer and security risks.
Other partner solutions we offer include pharmaceutical and expired medications collection, and hazardous waste expertise in training, formulary analysis, transport and destruction. We have a local team servicing medical and biohazard waste in Virginia and can provide training and compliance to ensure your facility is abiding by state regulations for the classification, handling and segregation of all waste streams. We service healthcare facilities of all sizes, including hospitals, oncology centers, dental practices, and even veterinarians!
Daniels sharps and medical waste containers are the safest and most intuitive on the market because we designed them with clinical feedback in mind. The research speaks for itsels, users of our Sharpsmart container have seen an 87% decrease in needlestick injuries, 20% waste reduction year after year despite growing patient volumes, and all around environmental impact reduction through reduced plastic & CO2 emissions. Are you seeking a healthcare waste management partner that understands your needs and is ready and waiting to grow with you? Look no further.
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Virginia Infectious Waste Guidelines
Virginia State is fortunate to have some of the best hospital and healthcare facilities in the country. However hospitals and other businesses such as clinics, labs and dentists have to be vigilant when it comes to disposing of their sharps, medical and pharmaceutical waste.
Virginian biohazardous and medical waste management regulations are overseen by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations require permits for facilities that treat, store, or dispose of regulated medical waste. There are two primary permit types: On-Site Permit-by-Rule and Full or Off-Site Permit-by RuleDaniels has the licensing, compliance expertize and over 3 decades of experience in health care, and we’re here to partner with you as your cradle to grave medical waste management provider. We provide sustainably-focused solutions to modern problems, like green healthcare waste disposal that keeps Virginia Beach free from healthcare waste without adding to single-use plastic pollution.
GUIDE TO VIRGINA MEDICAL WASTE
We make partnering easy.
Here’s how we do things differently for our clients:
We help them reduce costs immediately, through our innovative sharps and medical waste containment systems
We serve our customers 100% - our people, our trucks, our green disposal and treatment processes at our local site - we take ownership
We mitigate risk, by ensuring our containers are all 100% leak proof and tamper-proof
We enable point of use disposal, to further promote safety and ensure compliance
We devise tailored solutions that minimize infection transfer, with our mobile carts, foot pedals and rigorous 6-stage robotic wash and sanitization process
We educate to ensure your staff are informed and protected, and your facility achieves optimum results in waste segregation and safe handling procedures
Chemosmart, exclusive to Daniels Health and a first in the United States.
We aim for innovation in everything we do, which is why we were the first waste management provider to develop a reusable containment system for Chemotherapy waste in America. This development has been revolutionary in chemotherapy waste reduction, as it eliminates the need for plastic bags, cardboard boxes and the outer packaging that other non UN certified containers must be packaged in for transport. Within oncology, our Chemosmart container is able to be positioned at the point-of-care in Infusion bays with easy mobility to transition between care environments. Our solutions are clinically engineered, to minimize cross-contamination and are designed with a myriad of security features to prevent tampering or unauthorized retrieval of waste (particularly important for the disposal of pharmaceuticals and controlled medications). Discover why we are the most eco-friendly and cost-effective chemotherapy waste management provider in the country.
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Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Virginia.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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