If you’re in the medical industry, it’s very likely you’ve heard the term “medical waste autoclave.” It’s possible, though, you’re not as familiar with everything that can go into this machine and what exact role it plays in proper medical waste disposal. Read on to find out what exactly an autoclave is, what can and can’t go in it, and why it matters to your medical facility.
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Properly disposing of certain kinds of waste must involve medical waste incinerators. Their use is not subjective or optional. There are federal and state guidelines that dictate exactly what type of waste needs to be incinerated and how exactly you (as the generator) need to go about storing, transporting, and disposing of that waste. If you’re unaware of these laws—or simply misunderstand their rules—you are still liable to fines and other related penalties, so it’s of the utmost importance that you know everything you can associated with the medical waste incineration process.
Doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other medical facilities produce a large amount of varied waste, and often those different types of waste require different disposal techniques. One such example is pathological waste, and just like hazardous waste or expired pharmaceutical waste, this too has a specific disposal protocol. If you believe your facility produces this type of waste, you must properly identify, segregate, label, and dispose of it—or you put your facility at risk for fines or other consequences.