Medical waste is defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as waste that can spread disease. This type of waste contains harmful microorganisms, and if not handled properly, it can negatively impact the environment and the people that come in contact with it.
Sharps must always be contained in FDA-approved sharps containers to lower the risk of needle stick accidents. These containers are puncture-proof and leak-proof, making handling and transporting much safer. Properly storing and disposing of these items reduces the risk of injury and the spread of infection and disease
Providing healthcare services often involves the heavy use of medications to support patient health. When these medications expire, are only partially used, or become contaminated, they must be disposed of safely and effectively. Pharmaceutical waste should be stored according to its category, including hazardous, non-hazardous, or controlled substances. DMI offers solutions to safely store and remove these pharmaceuticals from your organization.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires medical facilities like dialysis centers to implement certain measures to safeguard their patient’s confidential medical records. Paper document breaches remain prevalent among many industries. Paper shredding your records with an internal team on your premises still makes you vulnerable to data breaches, and in many cases, it isn’t sufficient. To protect your important records, we offer professional document shredding services with the most innovative shredding techniques.