Contract-Free Medical Waste Disposal Keeps Service Providers Focused on Service.
Open and free markets are the bedrock of the American economy. The truth however is that we see throughout US history a number of examples in which some companies, while they may stay narrowly within the limits of the law, still manipulate conditions that they become disadvantageous to the consumer.
AT&T is one of the most notable cases of monopolies in recent history which was broken up by the government, however many people don't realize that other high profile companies have been challenged as well. Microsoft Corp actually lost a case in which was "centered on whether Microsoft was abusing what was essentially a non-coercive monopoly. Microsoft has been challenged by many companies, including Google, over its operating systems' continuing hostility to competitors' software." Source Investopedia.
Free markets require a certain amount of self regulation on the part of any company to operate at peak efficiency. When a particular company strays too far away from a basic sense of fairness it opens itself to scrutiny and questions in which its business methods and practices are evaluated under the lens of the law. Many times, before any antitrust conditions are determined to have been present, civil action will be initiated in the interest of and by disgruntled consumers.
So what does all of this have to do with Medical Waste Contracts? Stericycle Inc was recently in the news having settled a $295M lawsuit based on complaints from customers who accused the company of engaging in a price-increasing scheme that automatically inflated customers' bills up to 18 percent biannually. This is agitated by contracts presented and signed by customers that effectively violated a basic sense of fairness by preventing them from exercising their choice of medical waste disposal provider due to very steep and painful contract cancellation fees.
Contract free medical waste disposal is alive and well in Kentucky and across the US. Numerous alternative local and regional providers operate throughout the United States which provide services based solely on the quality of their services and reliability which, if you think about it, is a wonderful concept; nothing keeps you committed as a customer except for the delivery of an exceptional service and a fair price.
The American Way!
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How to Treat Carpules - Best Management Practices
We work with Dental clinics regularly and often find that they are unsure of how their carpules should be handled when sealing their waste for disposal. Here is a quick overview that should provide the guidance needed to make the appropriate choice.
Carpules containing blood should be disposed of as sharps medical waste. They can be placed in a container with other sharps. In Kentucky, if the carpules contain residual anesthetic they should be disposed of in a container properly labeled for transport as pharmaceutical waste to a medical waste incinerator.
Remember, regular medical waste is treated by autoclave; which is high pressure steam sterilization. Because carpules that have anesthetic still in them they should be treated as pharmaceutical waste, incineration is required.
Although this may create an additional expense for the generator properly handling your various medical waste types protects you and your waste hauler.
For more questions regarding your sharps and medical waste call 859 780-2267.
More information about the proper treatment of carpules from the United States Department of Labor.
If you need competent medical waste disposal service in Kentucky contact us.