There’s no doubt that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) biomedical waste must be handled with care. This guide is designed to provide medical staff with the proper guidance on how to handle and dispose COVID-19 Coronavirus medical waste.
This guide will cover proper handling and disposal for medical waste for which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released for patients diagnosed with the Coronavirus or patients under investigation.
We are here for you during these uncertain times. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a trained representative at 877-543-2015.
To prevent the spread of the virus and other potentially infectious diseases, certain protocols must be followed with your biomedical waste.
Potentially infected COVID-19 Coronavirus biomedical waste and infectious blood borne pathogens should be handled with care.
Any potentially infected COVID-19 Coronavirus biomedical waste should be labeled for special care and disposal. This will enable your waste transporter and treatment facility to handle with care while treating the waste.
WasteX provides full treatment options for potentially infected COVID-19 Coronavirus medical waste disposal.
Other Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take in Dealing with Covid-19 Coronavirus
Review Emergency Preparedness Plan
Review Biomedical Waste Operating Plan
Review Bloodborne Pathogen Training Course
Conduct an inventory of Personal Protection Equipment
Plan for a surge
Take Precautionary Personnel Steps:
Take Precautionary Office Steps:
COVID-19 Coronavirus is a perfect opportunity to update your biomedical waste operating plan.
Your biomedical waste operating plan provides written communication to employees and staff within the office on how to handle potentially infectious waste, which could contain pathogens.
It spells out the following:
If your office isn’t up to date with a biomedical waste operating plan, click on the link below to create your own free plan.
COVID-19 Coronavirus can be spread through many avenues, some of which have not been fully identified by the Centers For Disease Control as of March 2020. However, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires all dental and medical facilities to complete their Bloodborne Pathogen training every calendar year.
Your annual blood borne pathogen training should include the following:
WasteX has teamed up with Medical Compliance Certification to provide this training free of charge to all of their customers. If your business needs to update their training and are a current customer, contact us for a coupon code.
If you are not a current customer, but still need the training, you can visit:
To ensure your staff understands the proper use and conservation of Personal Protective Equipment, please visit the CDC website at:
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