Waste disposal start at home. You throw wastes from edible to paper or from dry to wet in a waste basket. When you are at work you throw wastes like paper, pen and other office stationary in a dustbin.
At hospitals, the scenarios are different you will find soft and sharp objects or materials as waste. Similarly, the way you do at home medical wastes at hospitals were disposed in the same waste basket.
There is human exposure when medical waste is disposed or segregated. Humans can get injured during the process of segregation and transportation of the medical waste.
The non-medical wastes itself costs diseases and infections on humans. Therefore, the medical waste disposal possesses a serious threat on humans. It carries infections of various diseases.
This resulted in government organization and waste management companies to come up with a plan to address medical waste disposal strategy. Thus, hospitals were instructed to design a plan on segregating and disposing medical wastes.
To avoid injuries hospitals decided to dispose medical waste separately. Soft medical waste like cotton, bandage, gloves, masks and others are disposed in a basket. The sharp medical waste such as needles, scissors and others are thrown in a separate basket. Both baskets were labeled so it is easy to the users to dispose medical waste separately based on the category of the waste.
Some of the hospitals decided to have an in-house waste disposable and treatment plants. Government authorities have found some hospitals ignoring the significance of health and safety of humans. They failed to take any efforts or measures to address the issues. Therefore, forcing authorities to fine such hospitals who are not following the guidelines set by the authority.
There are several waste management companies like Beaumont Medical Waste Disposal that takes wastes from industries, factories and hospitals to dispose off the medical waste. The most common practice followed by the hauler is to dump wastes on isolated land and throw them in the municipal sewage. This resulted in blocking the drains and creating inconvenience to public.
This resulted in increase of high public concerns on storage, transportation and disposing methods. In recent times, there were several techniques introduced to treat the medical waste disposal. The most benefited of all the techniques developed and followed was incineration. This is followed by many to address the current safety and health issues raised by medical waste disposal.