South Dakota Medical Waste DisposalSouth Dakota is home to the most famous mountain carving in the world–Mt. Rushmore, in which the faces of four U.S. presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are represented. This national treasure is so significant to South Dakota that their nickname is “The Mount Rushmore State.” Other attractions in South Dakota include the Jewel Cave, the third longest cave in the world, and Badlands National Park, which contains the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the U.S. South Dakota also boasts the world’s only corn palace and the Homestake Mine, the largest underground gold mine.
The State of South Dakota Definition of Medical Waste:
Regulated medical waste is solid waste generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining to diseases of humans or animals, in research pertaining to diseases of humans or animals, or in the production or testing of biologicals, as listed below:
- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals.
- Pathological waste.
- Human blood and blood products.
- Animal waste that are known to be contaminated with human pathogens.
- Isolation Waste such as biological and discarded materials contaminated wit blood, excretion, exudates, or secretions from humans who are isolated to protect others from certain highly communicable diseases.