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Durand, Michigan Medical Waste Disposal

Durand, Michigan Medical Waste Disposal. Medical waste can be a dangerous thing, if your Durand, 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 Durand, 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 Durand, 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 Durand, 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.

Durand, 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.

Durand About

Durand was originally called Vernon Center, and under the latter name was platted in 1836 and named from its location in Vernon Township. The present name is for congressman George Durand of Flint, Michigan. Durand was incorporated as a village in 1887 and as a city in 1932.

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Durand, Michigan Information

Durand is a city in Shiawassee County in the state of Michigan. The population is 3,446. Nicknamed “Railroad City, USA”, it is best known for its large train station which was a major hub for the Grand Trunk Western and Ann Arbor railroads during most of the 20th century and is currently served by Amtrak. Additionally, several freight carriers use a rail yard in the city, which is accessible from all directions.