National Bio-CARE is a leading provider of medical and pharmaceutical waste disposal in the states of Louisiana and Texas. We not only help our customers provide a safe environment for employees, clients, and community members, but we also ensure that they are in full compliance with OSHA regulations.
At National Bio-CARE, we work with a wide variety of clients in healthcare professions, and we place a high value on public health. We appreciate the contributions of healthcare workers like doctors, pharmacists, nurses, medical technicians, nursing assistants, and many others. However, we realize that the expense of getting a college degree can be a barrier to many promising students in healthcare fields. For that reason, we are offering a $500 scholarship to a student who is planning to enter the medical field at any level.
To apply for the scholarship, students should write an essay discussing the importance of proper disposal of medical waste. The essay should begin by providing a definition of medical waste and then give several detailed examples of waste materials, how to dispose of them, and potential consequences of improper disposal. The essay should be anywhere from 500 to 750 words in length.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Winner Announced: June 15, 2019
Submit your essay here.
OSHA requires medical and pharmaceutical waste to be handled with care. Healthcare facilities need to make sure they’re disposing of the waste according to local guidelines. They also need to ensure employees are properly trained in what waste qualifies for special handling and how it should be stored prior to transportation.
At National Bio-CARE, we make sure healthcare facilities receive the assistance they need to train employees, handle hazardous waste properly, and store the waste until we can pick it up. We offer transportations in a number of cities, including Baton Rouge, to minimize complications for the disposal of medical and pharmaceutical waste.
Shipping medical and pharmaceutical waste is often incredibly expensive due to the potential for contamination. Instead, healthcare facilities in areas like New Orleans will want to have their medical waste picked up by a transportation company.
We offer these services to make it easier for healthcare facilities to manage their medical waste disposal and to ensure everything is transported properly when it is ready to be disposed of. We also offer training to help healthcare facilities ensure medical waste is placed in the proper bins for storage and transport. We make sure healthcare facilities have the help they need to dispose of all of their medical and pharmaceutical waste easily and efficiently.
Medical waste, as defined by OSHA, includes a variety of different medical supplies that could be contaminated with body fluids. This type of waste is usually placed in a red sharps container or a red liner in a container for storage and disposal. These all need to be handled with care and any waste that falls under OSHA guidelines for medical waste needs to be disposed of properly.
We can help facilities learn what qualifies as medical waste so they’re not spending too much money on medical waste disposal and ensure they’re placing everything necessary in the proper bins so it can be transported properly to the disposal location. This helps cut down on costs for the facilities and helps them ensure they’re compliant with local regulations.
Pharmaceutical waste includes medications that need to be discarded because they’re not needed or no longer able to be used. Any expired medications, partially used medications, pills, injectables, or antibiotics need to be placed in a black bucket and properly transported to a medical waste company for disposal. A failure to follow these guidelines can lead to a huge fine for the healthcare facility in areas like Houston.
Understanding OSHA regulations is vital. The healthcare facility and all employees need to ensure they receive the right training to understand what medical waste should be separated and which bin it should be placed in. At National Bio-CARE, we provide an interactive training platform so employees can receive the training they need at the appropriate intervals. This should be done within the first 10 days after an employee starts working for a facility as well as once per year while they work at the facility.