Simplifying Medical and Laboratory Waste Management with Bin Tippers
Medical waste presents significant challenges for waste management professionals. While most institutions create strict protocols to minimize risks, occasional accidents seem unavoidable—and completely unacceptable, since medical waste carries such a high degree of risk.
Regulations for medical waste management can vary from state to state, creating substantial confusion. Ultimately, employers know that they're responsible for the safety of their workers, and state-of-the-art equipment can greatly improve safety in a medical workplace.
Of course, efficiency is another key consideration when choosing material handling equipment. Here's why Simpro Bin Tippers provide a best-of-both-worlds solution for laboratory and medical waste management.
Use Ergonomic Equipment to Reduce Medical Waste Management Risks
Medical waste bins are most hazardous when they're moving, and when tired workers attempt to empty containers manually, they're more likely to make a mistake. The easiest way to downplay this risk is to make the container's travel path predictable.
Hydraulic Bin Tippers provides an ideal solution, as they allow for ergonomic medical waste handling while ensuring identical travel paths with perfect stability. Instead of attempting to lift containers, workers operate a few simple controls to safely lift and empty each load.
Ideally, these Bin Tippers should use hydraulics or compressed air to ease stress on the operator, as this reduces the risk of on-the-job injuries. Simpro's Bin Tippers can also be customized for different types of containers, and with high lift capacities of up to 660 pounds (300 kg), they're capable of performing in virtually any medical application.
Splash guards are also essential. The Operator Guard (DM-OG) add-on provides protection against splashes from specimen samples, needles, and other biohazardous waste. As it's made with a high-quality polycarbonate, it's easy to disinfect and fully resistant to various types of chemical, pharmaceutical, and biological waste.
When In Doubt, Take Staff Out of the Equation
For some facilities, any sort of human exposure to waste can be disastrous. Simpro Bin Tippers offer an auto-cycle feature, which allows the operator to leave the room while the Bin Tipper handles the medical waste disposal job. By automating the process, the Bin Tipper completely eliminates any chance of biohazardous waste exposure. This is an especially useful option when medical waste is slated for on-site incineration or chemical treatment.
Even under strict controls, occasional spills can occur, but proper equipment eliminates risk by ensuring that staff will never come into contact with the material. Simpro Bin Tippers also feature full stainless steel construction, so they can be quickly disinfected between uses, and all crucial components are protected from liquid damage in the event of an accident.
By accommodating different lift heights and container types, tippers like the Dumpmaster and Dockmaster serve as a comprehensive solution to medical waste management. To choose the right Bin Tipper for your facility, visit our Bin Tipper product pages to compare features.References:
"Health-care waste." WHO. World Health Organization, Nov. 2015. Web. 17 July 2017.
"Links to Hazardous Waste Programs and State Environmental Agencies." EPA. United States Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 17 July 2017.