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South Haven, Michigan Medical Waste Disposal

South Haven, Michigan Medical Waste Disposal. If you are looking for medical waste disposal services in South Haven, Michigan, contact us today for a quote in minutes. We service all of Michigan for medical waste, sharps disposal, compliance training and document shredding services.

South Haven, Michigan Medical Waste. Most states have strict guidelines when it comes to producing, storing, transporting, and decontaminating medical waste. South Haven, Michigan is no different, we all want to protect public health and the environment.

We have listed some general information identifying the types of producers and the departments in Michigan who regulate medical waste. Medical waste is a subset of waste generated in a healthcare setting; however, healthcare locations are not the only place you will find medical waste. Medical waste can be found in Med Spas, Veterinary offices, Tattoo Parlors, etc.

There are many types of medical waste producers in Michigan. The EGLE (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy) has identified them as.

South Haven, Michigan Agencies Regulating Medical Waste

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South Haven, Michigan Medical Waste Definition

South Haven, Michigan Medical Waste Storage

Sharps shall be contained for disposal in individual leakproof, rigid, puncture-resistant containers that are secured to preclude loss of the contents. In addition, a container used to store or transport a number of individual sharps containers shall be leakproof. These containers shall be conspicuously labeled with the word “sharps”.

Medical waste other than sharps shall be contained in bags other than body pouches or other containers that are impervious to moisture and have a strength sufficient to resist ripping, tearing, breaking, or bursting under normal conditions of usage or handling. The bags or containers shall be secured to prevent leakage during storage, handling, or transport.

Store medical waste in such a manner that prevents putrefaction and prevents infectious agents from coming in contact with the air or with individuals.

If medical waste is stored outside of the producing facility, store the medical waste in a secured area or locked in a container that weighs more than 500 pounds and prevent access to the area of container by vermin or unauthorized individuals.

A producing facility may not store medical waste for more than 90 days.

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South Haven About

South Haven is a city in the state of Michigan. Most of the city is in Van Buren County, although a small portion extends into Allegan County. The population is 4,403. The city has a total area of 3.50 square miles, of which 3.40 square miles is land and 0.10 square miles is water. The surrounding area is known as South Haven Charter Township, and yet is unincorporated.

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South Haven, Michigan Information

Because of its position on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Black River, South Haven has always been a port city. During settlement, major ship lines stopped there, both passenger and freight. In the early 1900s South Haven became a resort town, sometimes referred to as “The Catskills of the Midwest.” South Haven is a major regional tourist draw because of its recreational harbor and beaches. It is the western terminus of the Kal-Haven Trail, popular with bicyclists and snowmobilers. Nearby are Van Buren State Park and the Van Buren Trail State Park.