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  • Writer's pictureDave Sarowski

Improving Your Medical Waste Disposal Program

As the saying goes—waste not, want not. When deciding to improve your medical waste disposal program, consider that the second largest spend on a hospital’s balance sheet consists of supply chain costs.

Choosing to improve your medical waste program will not only enhance your compliance with federal and state waste regulations, but it will also decrease overall costs associated with running your healthcare facility.

On average, healthcare facilities generate up to 25 pounds of waste per day per patient. Waste management initiatives offer opportunities for healthcare providers to reduce both their environmental footprint and their supply chain/waste disposal expenses.

According to Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals, estimates of cost savings can be as high as 40 to 70 percent of waste disposal outlays.

Tips to Improve Your Medical Waste Disposal Program.

· Understand Your Waste – The first step to improving your medical waste disposal program is to better understand the waste you are producing. Take an assessment of how much waste is being produced, types of waste, frequency of waste disposal services, and employee management of waste disposal.

· Consider Material Consumption Patterns – After assessing the waste you are producing, look for patterns in the types and frequencies of waste being produced. Throwing out unused supplies is one of the most wasteful practices in healthcare facilities. Additionally, ordering too much or too little of supplies can drastically affect your program’s efficiency.

· Update Your Training – Refresh your employees on proper waste management practices. Providing interactive training will produce the best results in employee training retention.

Start to Improve Your Medical Waste Disposal Program Today with a Free, No-Obligation Quote on your Medical Waste Disposal Program!

At Medical Waste Services, LLC we can help you on your journey in perfecting your medical waste disposal program. We will help find you the best medical waste disposal solution that's tailored to your organization. From there, you will be able to improve and optimize your program! To receive your free quote, and start optimizing your program, simple click the link below. Or, give us a call at (870) 682-3982.

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