When you think of tattoo parlors, you probably don’t think of medical waste. That’s because most people associate medical waste with a hospital, clinic, or another type of medical facility. However, biomedical waste can be found in a lot of non-medical places such as hotels, schools, and tattoo parlors.
Do you operate a tattoo parlor? Do you know if your business practices are compliant with state and federal regulations? Check out how ManageMed can help your tattoo and piercing business stay compliant and operate smoothly.
TATTOO PARLORS USE A LOT OF SHARPS
There are a few things that tattoo parlors need in order to operate. A good location, tattoo artists, designs, ink, and NEEDLES. Unless you’re are trying out some new form of technology, most tattoos are created by an artist using a device that uses needles to repeatedly puncture the skin and deliver ink to the dermis. These needles are usually designed to only be used once before they are tossed. This means that there are a lot of sharp needles being disposed of each day.
The thing with tattoo needles is that after use they may contain hazardous or potentially infectious material. Because of this, they cannot be thrown away in the normal trash that is taken to the local landfill. Instead, they must be properly disposed of in biomedical waste containers that are specifically designed for the disposal of sharps. These containers are puncture proof and leak resistant. ManageMed can work with you to decide which size bins would be best for your business based on how busy you are and how often you would like for your sharps to be picked up.
HOW TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF WASTE IN A TATTOO PARLOR
Since needles and sharps have a special container designed for proper disposal, it is easy to remember where they should go after each use. But where does the other waste go?
During the tattooing process, there can be blood and irritated skin. Any gloves, bandages, wipes, or other objects that are possibly contaminated with bodily fluids should be placed in a biohazard bag or disposal container labeled for biohazard waste. Again, ManageMed can help you figure out what hazardous waste disposal containers are the best fit for your business.
MANAGEMED OFFERS OSHA COMPLIANCE TRAINING ONLINE
Whether you are a brand new tattoo artist trying to get your business going on the side or you are hiring new employees to help clean and manage the shop, you can never be too careful and cautious when it comes to being in compliance. This is where OSHA compliance training comes into play.
ManageMed offers multiple OSHA certifications. The best part is that you and your employees can log in and complete OSHA training online. These trainings go into detail about what waste goes where and why. Not only will OSHA training help keep your business compliant, but knowing how to manage medical waste can also keep you safe. Even with the best technology, it is almost impossible to know if a person is infected with a disease such as HIV or Hepatitis when they walk into the front door of your business. Keep you and your employees from being fatally infected by taking safety precautions and training seriously.
KEEP YOUR BUSINESS THRIVING WITH MANAGEMED
Staying compliant with OSHA regulations doesn’t have to be a constant headache. By following a few simple steps and partnering with a reliable, efficient, and affordable medical waste removal and disposal company like ManageMed, you can ensure that your tattoo business stays safe and successful for years to come.
Visit our SERVICES page to learn more about what we offer or give us a call at 844-383-8933 and talk to one of our friendly customer service specialists. Let us help you come up with the best medical waste management plan that best fits your business, your budget, and your schedule.