Biohazardous waste is defined as any waste that is contaminated by blood, body fluids or with other potentially infectious agents. These waste materials pose a threat to public health or the environment.
Biohazardous waste is generally divided into four categories: Solid waste (gloves, pipettes, towels, or culture), Liquid waste (any quantities of blood or bodily fluids), Sharps waste (any materials that can puncture or pierce through skin and is contaminated with biological material) and Pathological waste (human organs, tissues and body parts).
There are specific standards and guidelines to be followed for each category when dealing with the removal, disposal and cleanup of any biohazardous waste. This is necessary to reduce the exposure risk for lab personnel, service workers and the general public or of transmitting infection or harming the environment.
While dealing with a cleanup of any category of biohazardous waste material, it is important for facilities to take caution. Only trained personnel should handle this type of waste. It is a task best left to a professional cleaning company who have the expertise and experience in cleaning, removal, decontamination and disposal of biohazardous waste. Improper disposal of biohazard waste can also end up in lakes, parks, and other wildlife areas where birds and animals live. This results in digestion of the waste or medication, and can injure or even kill the wildlife.
At Bio Hazard Services, our technicians are highly trained and well experienced in the safety measures and many requirements / processes involved in biohazardous waste handling. We provide cost effective solutions and are flexible to work around your schedules. We evaluate and treat each situation individually and confidentially.