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ASK THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE HIRING A BIOMEDICAL WASTE REMOVAL COMPANY

Does your facility produce biomedical waste? Do you need to have your facility's waste removed properly and legally? Are you searching for a new biomedical waste removal company? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s important that you know what questions to ask before hiring a biomedical waste removal company.

Here are some of the top questions to ask and to help you get started.

WHAT TYPE OF MEDICAL WASTE CONTRACT WILL I BE SIGNING?
This is probably the number one question you need to ask before signing on with any company for any service. At ManageMed, we strongly believe in treating our customers the way they deserve to be treated. Our contracts are fair and our pricing is affordable.

Our medical waste disposal business is built on a foundation of respect, honesty, and integrity. You won’t find any hidden fees or see your bill slowly go higher and higher each month. At ManageMed, prices are set for the duration of the entire agreement period. To see if ManageMed is the right fit for your company financially, click here to fill out our FREE QUOTE form.

HOW EASY WILL IT BE TO ACCESS MY INFORMATION AND REACH CUSTOMER SERVICE?

In the world today, it is important to be able to access your company’s information when needed. We understand this importance and offer our customers a custom designed customer portal. With the customer portal, you can view your current waste removal schedule, view and pay invoices, pull up and print BMW's, and complete OSHA certification courses. The customer portal also saves your DOH biomedical waste plans.

In addition to our online customer portal, ManageMed also offers excellent customer service. If you have a question or need to speak with us about an issue, all you have to do is pick up the phone.

WHAT IS YOUR LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE WITH MEDICAL WASTE REMOVAL?
Medical waste removal is not regulated the same as regular garbage you toss in your trash at home. There are several rules, guidelines, and regulations surrounding the proper disposal of biomedical waste products.

ManageMed has over 20 years of experience helping other companies with managing their biohazard waste stream. We understand the regulations and can even help our customers with staying OSHA compliant. In addition to our years of experience, we also work with a variety of industries and markets. Some of our clientele includes: hospitals, clinics, schools, hotels, tattoo parlors, veterinary clinics, dentist offices, assisted living facilities, and much more. 

IS YOUR COMPANY A FULL-SERVICE MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY?
When it comes to your medical waste, you don’t want several different companies taking care of different things. ManageMed is a full-service medical waste management company. We offer services in medical waste removal, medical waste transport, and medical waste disposal. This includes pharmaceutical and sharps disposal. Basically, we handle your waste from the cradle to the grave.

We also offer OSHA Compliance Training. We want our employees to be safe, and we want your employees to be safe. Our trainings can be accessed online through our customer portal. These trainings cover topics such as handling sharps, properly disposing of pharmaceuticals, and how to handle pathological waste.

THE CHOICE IS EASY...CHOOSE MANAGEMED BIOMEDICAL WASTE
Don’t waste your time looking for another medical waste disposal company. ManageMed provides all the services you need, affordable pricing, excellent customer service, and flexible plans. Let us take the hassle out of managing your medical waste and help your practice or business stay compliant. Give us a call at 844.383.8933 to get started. 

4 COSTLY MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN IT COMES TO BIOMEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL

Everyone creates trash. However, the way in which we dispose of our trash and waste can be different. Some choose to recycle. Some choose to burn trash in a five-gallon drum. Some toss it in the nearest trash can. Yet, bio-medical waste is not your “normal” trash or waste. In fact, many states and the federal government have rules and regulations surrounding how medical waste should be disposed of properly.

For those in the “rule breakers” club, your facility could face hefty fines. Here is a small list of 4 mistakes to avoid when it comes to your facility’s biomedical waste disposal.

1. AVOID IMPROPER HANDLING OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE
When it comes to handling medical waste, it is very important to follow rules and regulations. These rules are not designed to make your job more difficult but to help keep you and others around you safe.

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enforces workplace safety regulations and sets requirements for OSHA training at over seven million workplaces. If your facility handles biomedical waste, then it is important to know the specific guidelines provided by OSHA, your state of operation, and the government.

At ManageMed, we understand the importance of staying compliant. We offer online OSHA training to help your employees stay safe and keep your facility from getting fined due to non-compliance.

2. AVOID NOT HAVING THE PROPER TRAINING
Again, training your employees is a BIG deal. No matter where you work or the industry you are in, there is always some level of training. It is also important to realize that not all training is created equal. It is important that you provide proper and relevant training to your employees. Not only does this help your employees understand what is expected of them, but it also prevents confusion later on if something does come up.

In addition to offering online OSHA training, we can also work with you to create a DOT Approved Biomedical Waste Plan that is customized to fit the needs of your facility. These plans, along with proper training, help keep your team, our team, and the public safe from potentially infectious wastes.

3. AVOID PLACING WASTE IN THE WRONG CONTAINERS
Due to the infectious nature of some medical waste, it is important to place waste in the correct containers. You cannot toss medical waste in a regular trash can beside your desk or put used needles in an old gallon milk jug. It is also important to label medical waste containers properly. This helps with identifying what types of waste go into what container.

At ManageMed, we offer the necessary biohazard bags and biohazard boxes/containers to keep you safe and compliant. These containers are specifically designed to hold biohazardous material securely until it can be disposed of correctly.

4. AVOID NOT USING LICENSED BIOMEDICAL WASTE SERVICES
When it comes to biomedical waste disposal services, you cannot just hire anyone. To keep your business thriving and your facility compliant, it is important that you hire a licensed biomedical waste service. From medical facilities and hotel chains to tattoo parlors and manufacturing facilities, we offer dependable and affordable waste management. And with over 20 years of experience and licensed to operate within the lower 48, you can feel confident in your waste management choice. 

ManageMed is here to help you with all your biomedical waste disposal needs. It doesn’t matter if you need medical waste disposal in North Carolina or medical waste disposal in California, ManageMed provides services from coast to coast. With consistent and competitive pricing, we know that we can help you find the right medical waste disposal solution to fit your needs.

Give us a call today and let us work with you to create a biomedical waste disposal schedule that is right for your clinic, business, or facility. 


3 REASONS WHY BIO-MEDICAL WASTE SERVICES ARE NECESSARY

For some, the term “bio-medical waste” makes you instantly think of the antagonist in that one sci-fi movie you came across and watched because you were bored or couldn’t find the remote. However, most medical waste is not any more harmful than regular waste we produce on a daily basis. Nevertheless, the large amounts of bio-medical waste should be taken seriously, and since there are some types of medical waste, which can be harmful and even infectious to humans, bio-medical waste services are necessary. Below is more detail on why bio-medical waste services are necessary.  

1. BIO-MEDICAL WASTE CAN BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS
Bio-medical waste can be harmful to humans due to the nature of what it contains. All medical waste, especially waste from hospitals and clinics, should always be handled with the notion that the waste is or could be infectious to humans. Some bio-medical waste items that could be infectious to humans are any items containing blood, items containing bodily fluid like catheters, gloves, cultures, bandages, gauze, and so much more. It is very important that such waste is disposed of properly so that it doesn’t come into contact with unaware humans. 

2. BIO-MEDICAL WASTE CAN BE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Not only is bio-medical waste harmful to people, it can also be very harmful to animals and the overall environment if not disposed of properly. The waste produced by hospitals alone is growing more and more each day. When you take into account that 15% to 25% of all medical waste is bio-medical, infectious waste, it is important that it is not only removed from sites properly but that it is also disposed of properly. If waste is not disposed of properly, it can contaminate the air, water, and even the soil. This can lead to infectious rodents and insects that can transmit diseases. 

3. BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES ARE REQUIRED BY LAW
Laws pertaining to bio-medical waste disposal and bio-medical waste services are becoming more strict as authorities come to realize the possible dangers associated with bio-medical waste, medical waste removal, and medical waste disposal.

At Managemed, we not only value the safety of our own employees, but we also value the safety of our clients. Managemed offers OSHA certifications at the click of a mouse to help your business/industry learn more about workplace safety when it comes to bio-medical waste so that you don’t receive costly penalties.

Though bio-medical waste can be hazardous to humans and the environment, and potentially infectious, it won’t turn into a green slimy monster that takes over a small suburban town. If you are in charge of a hospital, small clinic, veterinarian office, dentist office, or any facility that produces bio-medical waste due to your job duties, then Managemed is here to help. Managedmed is licensed and understands the importance of safety when handling and disposing of medical and bio-medical waste. We are located throughout the United States from North Carolina to California and from Minnesota to Louisiana. Visit our website managemedmedicalwastedisposal.com to learn more about our services and how we can help your business.