Nebraska Medical Waste DisposalNebraska is quintessential of the prairies and grasslands of the Great Plains. Nicknamed “The Cornhusker State,” corn is indeed big business in Nebraska. But the state is not just flat land–it’s also miles of river–more than any other state in the country. Speaking of water, Nebraska also has more underground water reserves than any of its neighbor states. Omaha is home to several large Fortune 500 companies, like ConAgra and Mutual of Omaha, and the city also hosts the annual College World Series. Lincoln, NE, has more than 125 individual parks and recreational trails to explore. It’s important to keep Nebraska free of hazardous medical waste. Cyntox can handle your sharps disposal and medical waste disposal in Nebraska.
The State of Nebraska Definition of Medical Waste:
Infectious medical waste means a solid waste capable of causing an infectious disease. For a waste to be deemed infectious, consideration is given to the elements required in order for infections to occur, such as the presence of a pathogen or causative organism, of significant virulence in an adequate dose, which is able to gain a portal of entry in a susceptible host. Infectious waste includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Blood, blood products and body fluids.
- Infectious sharps waste.
- Laboratory waste including all cultures and stocks of infectious agents, as specimen cultures from medical and pathological laboratories, wastes from the production of medical and pathological laboratories, wastes from the production of biologicals, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate and mix cultures.
- Contaminated animal waste.
- Waste identified by infectious waste generators which includes those wastes determined by the infectious waste generator or the infectious waste generator’s infectious control staff to be treated as infectious waste because of the risk of disease.