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Sunday, December 14 2014
North Carolina And EBOLA Waste Disposal

EBOLA Disposal And North Carolina

Carolina Biohazard Disposal A Leading Provider For Waste Management


How can I get rid of EBOLA waste products in North Carolina?

How to get rid of Ebola waste from hospital settings and physicians’ offices. This is a very difficult question right now, Medical Waste transporters are not transporting this waste or are not allowed to transport Ebola waste because the Federal Government is not letting them, also could be insurance risk reasons not allowing a contractor to remove, transport and dispose of EBOLA waste in North Carolina.
 
If you have a patient with Ebola waste in North Carolina, you really have two (2) problems you are confronted with. 1) Successfully treating a patient with the Ebola Virus, all the while protecting your staff, other patients and visitors to your facility. 2) How to get rid of the aftermath of waste generated items, which is a lot more than normal patient care. Below is a great article on Ebola waste disposal and the process that all agencies are now working on, to facilitate the disposal of this deadly virus.

Many hospitals may not be aware of the Federal guidelines that prevent waste disposal contractors removing any waste products that may be contaminated with Ebola. Experts fear this could cause huge problems should Ebola get to the United States.

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta treated both the US missionaries that were infected with Ebola. Stericycle, their contracted waste removal company refused to remove anything that had been in contact with the patients, citing Federal regulations. With up to 40 bags of Ebola contaminated clinical waste a day being produced, staff at Emory had to use their own initiative to deal with the issue.

 Emory Hospital staff were dispatched to Home Depot and instructed to buy as many 32 gallon rubber waste barrels with lids as they could get their hands on. They then packed the waste into the barrels and kept them in a containment area for SIX DAYS until the problem was resolved. “Our waste management obstacles and the logistics we had to put in place were amazing,” Patricia Olinger, director of environmental health and safety at Emory, said in an interview. The CDC stepped in and eventually Stericycle removed the waste. The issue has occurred because of Department of Transport rules on how Category A clinical waste can be transported and who it can be transported by. Category A waste requires special packaging and those moving the waste, and transporting it has to have full Hazmat training. The CDC state there is no recommended packaging that is no packaging that is currently approved for transporting Ebola waste and this is what lead to Stericycle refusing to handle the waste materials.

 The Emory University Hospital was able to sterilize all the waste in a massive autoclave before handing it over to Stericycle for incineration…but very few hospitals have the ability to do this on site, which leads back to the transportation issues. “For this reason, it would be very difficult for a hospital to agree to care for Ebola cases – this desperately needs a fix,” said Dr Jeffrey Duchin, chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Public Health Committee. Dr Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, an expert on public health preparedness at Pennsylvania State University, said there’s “no way in the world” that US hospitals are ready to treat patients with highly infectious diseases like Ebola. (My emphasis) The Department of Transport and The National Waste Recycling Association are in talks with the CDC in an attempt to resolve the situation but in the meantime both groups insist they are bound by the regulations. If two patients generate 40 bags a day of infectious waste you can imagine what 20 patients would generate, or 200. Learn how to better prepare for pandemics and other short and long term disasters. Or, purchase best-seller The Prepper’s Blueprint to have pertinent prepper information at your fingertips when you need it the most.

Carolina Waste Disposal
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 Fayetteville, NC

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Sunday, December 14 2014
Medical Waste Disposal North Carolina

North Carolina Medical Waste Disposal

Rules & Regulations for the disposal of-Regulated Medical Waste or (RMW) in North Carolina. Please review information provided for the disposal of medical waste in North Carolina, for more information contact NCDENR or Carolina Biohazard Disposal Directly Toll Free: 855-233-2229

The North Carolina Medical Waste Rules cover all aspects of medical waste management including: packaging, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal.  The medical waste management regulations are found in 15A NCAC 13B. Medical waste is regulated as solid waste and not as hazardous waste.

 •Section .1200 Rules

 Medical Waste Management Rules

 •Section .1300 Rules

 Disposition of Remains of Terminated Pregnancies

 Medical waste is also subject to all general requirements for solid waste found in the solid waste management regulations. The NC medical waste management regulations are administered by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Waste Management. New! Medical Waste -FAQ- Maybe your question is answered here!
Have a question about medical waste in North Carolina that you do not see answered?

 Contact: NCDENR. (919-707-8290)

Disposers should be aware that other agencies have additional requirements for some aspects of medical waste management. These include:

 •USEPA- While medical waste disposal is not regulated by the EPA their web site has useful information and links.

 •OSHA- These regulations include information about labeling and packaging of medical waste.

 •DOT has regulations on medical waste transport.  Enter "regulated medical waste" in the search box to find the information.

 •N.C. Hazardous Waste Section - Administers the RCRA Subtitle C program which regulates some types of waste from medical facilities including some chemotherapy waste.

 

Carolina Waste Disposal
Toll Free: 855-233-2229
Fayetteville, NC

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Saturday, December 13 2014
North Carolina Biohazard Management

Biohazard Waste Management And Sharps Disposal NC


 

When choosing a medical or biohazard waste disposal company in North Carolina, many things come into question. Here are some helpful things to consider, before you sign another contract with a waste disposal company in NC.

Right-Size Company for Services Needed:

At Carolina Biohazard Disposal, we strive to provide you services that will save you money. Part of this process is to make sure you are not paying for more than you generate, or signing up for services you don’t need. We understand the importance of saving money without sacrificing on environmental compliance or service. We will be your trusted partner in your medical waste management program by being an affordable provider for medical waste disposal, product sales and OSHA training.

The Pitfalls of Our Industry & Ways to Avoid Them:

The more often a medical waste provider comes to your location, the more you will spend. If you have multiple bio-containers picked up at once you will save money. It is also important to note you may be placing things into your biohazard container that aren’t considered regulated medical waste or (RMW).

At Carolina Biohazard Disposal there is only one charge for your service and it is All-Inclusive. You will not find unexpected or hidden fees on your invoice. 
 

  • No Contract
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Flat Fee For Service
     

Custom Fit to Your Needs:

You deserve a service that fits your practice/ business. Over time needs can change. We understand this and we give you the flexibility to make changes in your service plan as needed, with no penalty for doing so. We consistently work with you to customize the service and frequency to fit your individual needs.

Consider Pricing:

Other providers and pricing, if you are currently with a different provider, consider if you are being charged per month or per pick-up. Make sure to look closely at your invoice to see if there are other charges such as environmental fees, stop fees or documentation fees. Also, find out if you are being charged for compliance or other training you may not have signed on for.

These are just a few items you should be reviewing when negotiating with your currant medical waste provider or when shopping for a new one. For more information, feel free to contact Carolina biohazard disposal for a review and price analysis of your individual disposal needs.

 

Carolina Waste Disposal
Toll Free: 855-233-2229
 Fayetteville, NC

 

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