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DeWitt, Michigan Medical Waste Disposal

DeWitt, Michigan Medical Waste Disposal. Medical waste can be a dangerous thing, if your DeWitt, Michigan business generates medical waste it’s important to make sure it’s disposed of properly. For the environment, for the people who work with it, and for you. Improper handling or storage of medical waste can result in injury, illness, and even death. It is important to have proper training of what medical waste is and how it should be handled.

What is DeWitt, Michigan Medical Waste?

Medical waste is waste that contains infectious or potentially infectious items. It can come from hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary offices, dental clinics, research facilities, or medical laboratories. It can contain blood or other bodily fluids, or it can appear benign, like gloves or gowns.

According to the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, it’s defined as any waste created during treatment, testing, immunization, research, or diagnosis of human beings and animals. Examples include sharps like scalpels or needles, tissue, fluids, glassware, swabs, culture dishes, or bandages.

Who generates DeWitt, Michigan medical waste?

You know hospitals and doctor’s offices create medical waste. But blood banks, dental clinics, and urgent care clinics create it too. Pharmacies, veterinary clinics, medical testing labs, research labs, nursing homes, hotels where patients stay, med spas, tattoo shops, body piercing shops, and funeral homes also create regulated waste.

Even an office building can generate biohazardous waste. Why? Because if someone gets a nosebleed at work and uses a tissue to stop it, they’ve created regulated waste. The Wyndham hotel in Boston, next door to Mass General Hospital, was fined twice for medical waste violations from hotel guests.

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Types of DeWitt, Michigan Medical Waste

The WHO identifies the 8 categories of medical waste as infectious waste, sharps waste, pathological waste, chemical waste, pharmaceutical waste, cytotoxic waste, radioactive waste, and nonhazardous general waste. Those types cover all the potential varieties and sources of regulated and non-regulated healthcare waste.

DeWitt, Michigan Medical Waste Disposal Services

If your business needs a medical waste disposal company, contact Michigan Medical Waste for a fast and easy quote. We think you will be glad you did! You can reach us at 888-427-5797.

DeWitt About

DeWitt has a total area of 2.99 square miles, of which 2.86 square miles is land and 0.13 square miles is water. DeWitt is on the Looking Glass River, a tributary of the Grand River.

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DeWitt, Michigan Information

DeWitt was named after DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York during the 1820s. It was first settled by Captain David Scott, who moved there from Ann Arbor in 1833, and platted the land. The State Legislature formally created DeWitt Township on March 23, 1836. The first township meeting was held at the house of Captain Scott on April 8, 1836. A gentleman by the name of Welcome J. Partelo was named the township’s first Supervisor at that meeting.