All medical waste must be properly disposed of, as it poses a biological hazard to others. Sharps and needles are especially dangerous, as they can easily puncture skin, causing immediate injury and potentially transmitting diseases or infections. Throwing away needles or sharps like regular garbage is not only grossly irresponsible, but it is also asking for a lawsuit!
The traditional method of medical waste disposal involves hauling the waste to a waste processing facility. The waste is typically hauled by a third-party disposal service. At the facility, the waste is incinerated or washed with disinfection chemicals. These waste procedures are expensive, fraught with liability concerns, and also damaging to the environment.
The Biovastum SBW™ provides a innovative alternative to traditional medical waste disposal. By transforming medical waste into an unusable, unrecognizable, and sterile brick, your Biovastum SBW™ unit allows you to process this waste at your facility. Once the waste has passed through the device, it can safely and legally be placed in the common trash. As such, the Biovastum SBW™ eliminates liability concerns and dramatically reduces your disposal expenses.
The Biovastum SBW™ reduces your carbon footprint by eliminating the need for hauling waste to a processing facility. Furthermore, any medical waste produced by the Biovastum SBW™ can be recycled by grinding it down and using magnets to separate metal from plastic.
Stop throwing money away with your medical waste. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of using the Biovastum SBW™.
Sharps or needles should always be placed in a container designed to collect sharp medical waste. Sharps containers should be constructed out of a rigid material that can’t be punctured by the needles or blades inside.
We offer robust collectors designed specifically for sharps. Our collectors offer the following advantages:
- Spill and Tamper Resistant
- Comply with the OHSA Bloodborne Pathogen Rule
- Trim, Tapered Design
- Puncture and Leak Resistant
- Safe, One-Handed Disposal
- Closable For Safe Disposal Prior to Processing
- Locking, Secure Lids
As such, our collectors make it easy to safely and securely dispose of your medical waste. Contact us today to learn more about our collectors and the Biovastum SBW™.
Red bag waste is an unofficial term used to describe regulated medical waste. As defined by the Michigan Waste Regulatory Act of 1990, medical waste is:
“...any of the following that are not generated from a household, a farm operation or other agricultural business, a home for the aged, or a home health care agency:
- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals, including laboratory waste, biological production wastes, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, cultures dishes, and related devices;
- Liquid human and animal waste, including blood and blood products and body fluids, but not including urine or materials stained with blood or body fluids;
- Pathological waste including human organs, tissues, body parts other than teeth, products of conception, fluids removed by trauma or during surgery or autopsy or other medical procedure, and not fixed in formaldehyde;
- Sharps specified as needles, syringes, scalpels, and intravenous tubing with needles attached; and
- Contaminated wastes from animals that have been exposed to agents infectious to humans, these being primarily research animals.”
Items Qualified as Regulated (Red Bag) Medical Waste*
- Used Agar Plates
- Anesthetic Carpules
- Animal Bedding
- Bodily Fluids
- Wraps, Pads, Bandages, or Other Materials Saturated With Blood/Bodily Fluids
- Autotransfusion Bags
- Used Biochemical Tubes
- Used Biohazard Kits
- Used Blood Culture Bottles
- Blood/Fluid Warming Coils
- Blood/Pilot Tubes
- Blood Transfusion Bags/Tubing
- Cardiac Bypass Tubing and Filters
- Used Centrifuge Tubes
- Chest Tube System with Blood/Bodily Fluids
- Used Culturette Swabs
- Used Diapers
- Donor Collection Tubes
- Donor Unit Segments
- Tissue Cultures
- Personal Protective Equipment Saturated With Blood/Bodily Fluids
- And More
*This information is by no means definitive. While accurate at the time of writing, these terms are always subject to change due to new legislation and regulation. Please refer to Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the most up-to-date and accurate information.
The Biovastum SBW™ is an ideal way to dispose of red bag medical waste, as it eliminates all liability concerns immediately and is dramatically more cost-effective than other methods.
Contact us today to learn more about the Biovastum SBW™ as well as what counts as red bag medical waste.
Sharps is an unofficial term used to refer to any biomedical waste that could puncture or lacerate the skin. This type of waste must be handled with additional care, as they can easily transmit diseases, pass on infections, and injure individuals.
Sharps Biohazardous Materials*
- Scissors (Non-Sterilizable)
The Biovastum SBW™ transforms all sharps and red bag waste alike into an unrecognizable, unusuable, and safe brick that is ready for the common trash. In doing so, this unit allows you to process all medical waste at your location. This eliminates all liability concerns and offers substantial cost-savings when compared to traditional waste disposal methods.
Contact us to learn more about the advantages of using the Biovastum SBW™ for sharps medical waste disposal.
*This information is by no means definitive. While accurate at the time of writing, these terms are always subject to change due to new legislation and regulations. Please refer to Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the most up-to-date and accurate information.
No. Red bag and sharps waste are both considered biomedical waste, which means they are potentially hazardous to anyone who may encounter them. This means it is highly unsafe to put red bag or sharps waste in the common trash. Furthermore, putting biomedical waste in the common trash is fraught with legal issues that could trigger an expensive lawsuit. Lastly, there are a host of environmental issues associated with tossing biomedical waste into the trash.
What About If It Is in a Proper Container?
Nope. Even if red bag or sharps are in a container, they still should not be thrown away. The container could break open, someone could figure out a way to open the container, etc.
It is worth noting that by law, you are held liable for any medical waste you generate until it is rendered neutral. In other words, you may be held liable for any accidents or injuries that occur involving the waste until it is rendered sterile, non-usable, and non-recognizable.
The Biovastum SBW™ allows you to neutralize medical waste at your location, freeing you from liability concerns and reducing costs. Contact us today to learn more about how your facility could benefit from using the Biovastum SBW™.
The traditional method of medical waste disposal is to collect medical waste somewhere at your location, where it will be picked up by a third-party disposal service and hauled to a processing facility.
Alternatively, some companies mail their waste to a processing facility or disposal company. Another method is to drop-off medical waste with a company who will dispose of it. Of course, both of these services are still associated with fees for neutralizing the waste.
There are a couple issues with these medical waste disposal methods. The first is liability - your organization may be held liable for your medical waste until it is rendered neutral, even after it has been picked up or put in the mail. This leaves your organization vulnerable to disastrous, costly lawsuits in the event that an accident or injury occurs involving your medical waste. Secondly, these methods are associated with high, fluctuating costs.
The Biovastum SBW™ allows you to process all waste at your facility, which ends your liability immediately and slashes costs. Contact us to learn more about the Biovastum SBW™.
Technically, no. However, all biomedical waste is potentially infectious. As such, you have to treat any biomedical waste you generate as if it is hazardous. Some wastes are even considered multi-hazardous, as they may contain a combination of chemical, radiological, and biological hazards.
Biomedical waste must be disposed of according to regulations, as any of it could be hazardous. The Biovastum SBW™ is an excellent solution for medical waste disposal, as it allows you to neutralize all waste at your facility. This is safer, more secure, and more cost-effective than traditional medical waste disposal processes.
Contact us today to learn more about how the Biovastum SBW™ can benefit your organization.
Hauling biomedical waste is one of the most expensive aspects of traditional medical waste disposal processes. The expenses of fuel, vehicle wear, and driver wages all make it rather costly for businesses to hire an independent party do haul and dispose of their medical waste. Even worse, these costs fluctuate based on gas/diesel prices and a host of other factors.
The Biovastum SBW™ offers a better way to dispose of your medical waste with efficient, secure disposal at your location. The Biovastum SBW™ allows you to process medical waste in such a way that it can be safely and legally placed in the common trash. In other words, this device is a cheaper and more secure way of disposing of your medical waste.
Contact us today to learn more about the advantages of using the Biovastum SBW™ for medical waste disposal.
No noise whatsoever.
The unit is slightly larger than a microwave, so it can easily fit on a countertop, in a closet, or in any other room. It only requires a common outlet - no special electrical requirements.