North Dakota Medical Waste DisposalNorth Dakota residents take pride in their abundance of sunflowers (they grow more than any other state) and their state flower, the wild prairie rose, which, as its name suggests, grows wild along roads and in meadows and prairies. Other common sights in the “Peace Garden State” are ground squirrels and geese, which also means goose hunting expeditions are a popular pastime. The American Elm is the most common tree in the state; it can easily grow to 120 feet or higher. Protect North Dakota’s natural beauty from the dangers of infectious waste. Contact Cyntox for all needs related to medical waste disposal in North Dakota. We’re experts in hazardous waste management and disposal.
The State of North Dakota Definition of Medical Waste:
Regulated infectious waste is considered a solid waste and is defined as follows:
- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals, including cultures from medical and pathological laboratories; cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories; wastes from the production of biologicals; discarded live and attenuated vaccines; and culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate, and mix cultures.
- Pathological waste. Human pathological waste, including tissues, organs, and body parts and body fluids that are removed during surgery or autopsy, or other medical procedures, and specimens of body fluids and their containers.
- Human blood and blood products. Liquid waste human blood; products of blood; items saturated or dripping with human blood; or items that were saturated or dripping with human blood that are now caked with dried human blood (including serum, plasma, and other blood components, and their containers).
- Sharps that have been used in animal or human patient care or treatment or in medical, research, or industrial laboratories, including hypodermic needles, syringes (with or without the attached needle), pasteur pipettes, scalpel blades, blood vials, needles with attached tubing, and culture dishes (regardless of presence of infectious agents). Also included are other types of broken or unbroken glassware that were in contact with infectious agents, such as used slides and cover slips.
- Animal waste. Contaminated animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were known to have been exposed to infectious agents during research (including research in veterinary hospitals), production of biological, or testing of pharmaceuticals.
- Isolation waste. Biological waste and discarded materials contaminated with blood, excretion, exudates, or secretions from humans who are isolated to protect others from highly communicable diseases, or isolated animals known to be infected with highly communicable diseases.
- Unused sharps. Unused, discarded sharps, hypodermic needles, suture needles, and scalpel blades.
Ash from incineration and residues from disinfection processes are not infectious waste once the incineration or the disinfection has been completed.