Medical & Biohazardous Waste Disposal in West Virginia
“Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze
Country roads, take me home…”
Nothing really sums up the inspiring beauty of this historical state, better than the lyrics of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” West Virginia is snuggled between Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia to the east and Ohio and Kentucky to the west, and the spectacular backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains might have something to do with it’s nickname the “Mountain State.” West Virginia has something for everyone, whether you’re in the capital Charleston, visiting the majestic State Capitol Building or Charleston Capitol Market, or stepping back in time to Pocahontas Country with a visit to the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
A trip to Lewisburg lets you channel your inner Indiana Jones with a visit to the magical Lost World Caverns; and for history buffs, the Greenbrier Resort is now declassified - take a tour of the once top secret congressional relocation facility aka “The Bunker.” For those who love a country getaway, plan a trip to Fayette County where you can walk the 3,000-foot long New River Gorge Bridge, or pay a visit to the Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable telescope in the world. West Virginia isn’t known for its natural beauty alone, it has also played a significant role in America’s mining and energy production. However over the last 2 decades according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare and social services actually account for the largest job growth in the state. This brings us to where we fit into the picture and our part to play in West Virginia's healthcare landscape.
Medical waste management done differently
We look after what matters
With over 32 years servicing healthcare, Daniels have a core passion to make healthcare safer, and this underlying imperative drives every product and service we offer. Whether it’s training and education around environmentally-responsible segregation, safety-designed sharps containers and medical waste bins, compliance risk management or each of our service solutions that deal with the unique requirements of infectious waste in West Virginia, Daniels is on the front foot of protecting healthcare facilities like yours.
Whether it’s your staff or ours, infectious waste must be handled responsibly at every step of its life cycle. With thousands of customers across North America representing surgeries, long term care facilities, oncology centers, physicians offices, laboratories and hospitals, our infection-reduction solutions have been time-tested to deliver results. But more importantly, beyond our world-leading products and solutions, It is our staff that care for yours! Compared to many medical waste companies in West Virginia that broker their waste services – we serve you directly. It is our trucks, our people, our 32 years of experience navigating compliance, transport regulations, and the I-68, I-70, I-91 highways of West Virginia; we take this responsibility seriously.
Infectious waste regulations governing West Virginia healthcare facilities
Facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes are subject to stringent operational guidelines in West Virginia; the Office of Environmental Health Services Public Health Sanitation Division and OSHA manage these regulations. In West Virginia medical waste is referred to as IMW (Infectious Medical Waste), all generators of infectious waste are required to implement an IMW management plan that outlines how they store, treat and dispose of their medical waste.
Any healthcare facility generating more than 50 lbs. per month must apply to the Office of Environmental Health Services Public Health Sanitation Division for an annual permit, as well as submitting their IMW Plan for approval. All other infectious medical waste not including sharps must not be stored for more than 30 days prior to transportation to an approved infectious medical waste management facility, even if refrigerated. All hospitals and nursing homes in West Virginia are required to have medical and biohazardous waste removed from their facility at a minimum on a daily basis.
Daniels Health does not outsource, taking our responsibility seriously when it comes to the protection of your brand. We help you choose the right products and services to ensure 100% compliance.
Under West Virginia's stringent regulations, the responsibility of the management and treatment of infectious waste lies with the generator, so choosing the right medical waste partner is crucial. Here's how we manage your risk:
Unlike other medical waste companies Daniels won’t expose your facility to avoidable risk by engaging third party companies for pickups or treatment.
We maintain an adequate insurance profile in conjunction with the ability to trace the waste from pickup through to destruction.
Our own fleet of trucks are fully certified and provide scheduled pickups from your facility to our clean processing plants that manage the receipt, treatment and disposal of all your infectious waste.
All Daniels safety containers for medical waste, chemotherapy waste, pharmaceuticals and sharps, are transported upright on railing systems to ensure that there is no risk of leakage, contamination or movement in transport.
Daniels Health understands the needs of healthcare facilities in West Virginia.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your medical and biohazardous waste disposal.
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