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We Are Not All The Same

Not all medical waste pickup companies are the same. But, do you know the difference?


When you are choosing any sort of product or service you want to get the best bang for your buck. The real trick is knowing which company is going to best suit your needs while still keeping in your budget.

With Managemed we have based our company on the basic principles of what goes around comes around. Our first priority is our customers. From the way we handle new and existing clients, to the safe and professional way we take care of all of your medical waste needs. That however, cannot be said for all of our competitors. When one company monopolizes the market, a lot of times they don’t feel they need to perform to the standards that they once did. Whether that is raising rates unexpectedly, locking you into lengthy contracts, or tacking on hidden fees to your bill, no one likes finding out what you signed up for today, isn’t what you’re getting tomorrow.

With our fair and competitive prices, above and beyond quality control, and the extent of knowledge and compassion from our customer service team, we hope that Managemed can change your outlook on your biohazard and medical waste removal needs in the future.


Sharps Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a sharp as “any object that can penetrate a worker’s skin, such as needles, scalpels, broken glass, capillary tubes, and the exposed ends of dental wires.”1 Extra precaution must be used when any of these items have been contaminated by blood or other potentially infectious materials, as defined in the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29CFR 1910.1030).

                Contaminated sharps must be disposed of in an approved sharps container.  These containers must be puncture-resistant.  They are color-coded red or labeled to notify everyone that the contents are biohazardous. Containers must be large enough to accommodate the contaminated items, but not over filled to prevent injury.  All sharps containers must have a closable lid to prevent the materials from spilling out during handling, storage, and transport.  

                There are currently two types of sharps containers used by most facilities; singleuse and reusable.  Single use sharps containers are designed to be disposed of as a unit.  Once the container is filled, the lid is secured and the entire container picked up by a licensed and insured medical waste disposal company.  Single use containers are treated in their entirety. Reusable containers are transported to the disposal facility.  The facility uses mechanical means to open and empty the filled containers.  The reusable container is then disinfected and inspected for structural integrity before being sent back to the facilityfor reuse. 

                For more information regarding Sharps Safety and the Bloodborne Pathogen visit: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html


How Managemed Got Started in the BioHazard Waste Business

With our first blog we thought that we should talk about why we started Managemed to begin with. Managemed started because our sister company, Medical Waste Services, which takes care of medical waste pickup in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas would consistently receive inquiries from all over the United States from all types of businesses looking to get a quote for their medical waste pickup.

With that being said, we felt that the entire lower 48 states needed a one stop shop for managing their bio-hazard waste stream from beginning to end.  And so, Managemed was born.  We have grown our company by doing business the right way from the start. We believe that all businesses deserve to have a company that will pick up, transport, treat, and dispose of all their regulated medical waste without raising their rates for no rhyme or reason. We believe that every business should not be charged for hidden miscellaneous fees, and should not have to worry about unfair long-term contracts. Most importantly, we believe that customer service should be the highest priority on the list, therefore,  here at managemed our motto is “treat every customer the way they want and deserve to be treated.”  It has worked for us so far, and we are growing into more and more areas of the United States with each new day in business!

Make sure and catch our future blogs and like our page on Facebook so we can keep you up to date on rules and regulations updates, industry secrets, and insightful tips to help you make the best decision possible when you choose a company to take care of all your red bag waste.