Medical waste disposal isn’t only for hospitals and clinics. This blog offers an insight into 7 unexpected places you may find Initial medical waste bins and disposal services.
Medical waste management, disposal and compliance isn’t an issue only dealt with by hospitals and clinics. While it’s easy to make that assumption, you’d be surprised to know that there are other businesses that need to comply with medical waste disposal practices to ensure the health and safety of their customers and employees.
We’ve rounded up 7 places you may be surprised to find Initial medical waste disposal bins:
1. Veterinary Clinics
This is probably the most obvious one on the list, because – like a hospital or clinic – the daily running of veterinary clinics results in the production of medical waste which may carry disease-causing pathogens. The failure to use correct bins may result in the transmission of pathogens through contact and even inhalation.
Children get injured regularly, either through sports or merely by playing outside. You’ll find that most schools have a sickbay or nurses office to cater for that, and therefore medical waste bins are needed to safely dispose of any bloodied swabs or bandages
3. Tattoo Parlours
There are health risks associated with tattoo parlours, just as there are risks associated with other healthcare facilities. If tattoo parlours work in unsanitary conditions the risk of infections – such as tuberculosis and HIV – increases. This is because tattoo artists work with tattoo needles, piercing needles, gloves, and cotton swabs that can be contaminated with blood.
Just as all gyms should have proper medical emergency equipment to deal with possible injuries, so too should they also have medical waste disposal bins to safely dispose of the by-product of used medical emergency equipment.
5. Sports Facilities
Patients aren’t always found at the doctor’s office. On the sports field, medical technicians are readily available to treat injuries on the spot and that means medical waste is sometimes produced. Sports facilities should have medical waste bins available for sports technicians to safely dispose of any medical waste produced.
Dermatologists are medical doctors that specialise in skin, hair and nail disorders. They perform a multitude of medical procedures that often include surgical excisions and other methods of surgery. This results in the need for medical waste disposal to ensure that all by-products are disposed of safely
7. Nursing Homes
Many senior citizens have medical conditions that require regular medical care, including injections. Sharps medical waste should be disposed of safely to ensure that no one gets hurt. Furthermore, nursing homes often have nurses to look after and treat the residents so having proper medical waste disposal services implemented goes a long way in helping them on they day-to-day work
It’s important to note that you don’t necessarily need to be in the health industry to be a producer of medical waste. If your business produces medical waste, regardless of sector, seek a professional medical waste disposal service provider like Initial Hygiene to ensure your business meets health and safety standards for both your customers and employees.
Read our previous blog on 4 important questions to ask your medical waste management contractor to ensure that you are getting the best service for your business. And if you aren’t sure whether you need a medical waste disposal service, read this blog to find out whether you need a medical waste disposal service.
Proper waste disposal is not the only thing you need to consider when thinking about waste, you should also be considering how you handle that waste hygienically.