California Medical Waste DisposalCalifornia is home to movie stars, rock legends, and some of the wealthiest Americans, so it’s no surprise that they have the largest economy in the U.S. One out of eight Americans lives in California, and San Diego and Los Angeles are two of the ten most populous cities. The “Golden State’s” ample sunshine is the secret to their abundant crops, including avocados, strawberries, almonds, apricots, dates, olives and grapes. Fresno is considered the “Raisin Capital of the World” and the state of California produces more than 700 million gallons of wine a year. With so many people living in such an important state for agriculture, it’s imperative that Californians and their nutrient-rich land are protected from harmful biohazardous waste. Cyntox handles biohazardous waste disposal to keep you compliant with state regulations.
The State of California Definition of Medical Waste:
“Medical waste” means waste which meets both of the following requirements:
(1) The waste is composed of waste which is generated or produced as a result of any of the following actions:
Diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals.
Research pertaining to the above.
The production or testing of biologicals.
The accumulation of properly contained home-generated sharps waste that is brought by a patient, a member of the patient’s family, or by a person authorized by the enforcement agency, to a point of consolidation approved by the enforcement agency.
Removal of a regulated waste from a trauma scene by a trauma scene waste management practitioner.
(2) The waste is either of the following: