Biohazardous waste is an organic residue that could possibly be hazardous for human or animal health. Some of the most common examples are human body components and fluids, human biochemical waste such as human tissues, and other body parts, animal waste and several types of microbiological waste.
The biohazard waste is generally categorized into two parts. They are medical waste, which is produced by clinical practices, and standard waste.
Medical waste as the name suggest is produced from surgical practices. There are six most common types of medical wastes and notable it is controlled by state legislation. They are:
Sharps: Sharps are all the pointed medical equipment’s or disposals such as hypodermic needles, scalpels. It is required to dispose them of in special bins made individually for such things. Such bins are called sanitary bins that are designed to prevent accidental insertion of such pointed equipment that can lead to infection or serious health threats.
Infectious – These kinds of medical disposals could be the cause of spreading an infection as well. The most common type of disposals that fall into this category are bandages. Such kind of disposals items should also be disposed into sanitary bin.
Pathological: This is not common but human body parts or tissues are strictly forbidden to be disposed carelessly. Traditional incineration can be used but everything should be supervised so that proper methods are used.
Pharmaceuticals: Drugs and chemicals.
Radioactive: This is most uncommon but equally important; some of the medical waste become radioactive because of x-rays generated during radiotherapy and similar procedures.
There are types of medical waste products that are quite common than others and are less hazardous. These medical disposals come in the general disposals category. These waste products are generally produced from patients, visitors, staff, offices, kitchens etc. etc.
Medical waste is particularly difficult to deal with and therefore, not everyone can handle it with as per requirement. The sensible thing to here is to hire a good medical waste disposal Florida company that deals with medical hazardous waste.