Medical Waste Port St. Lucie Florida: UMI Offers Affordable and Reliable Biohazardous Waste Disposal

Port St. Lucie Florida is a sometime home for Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Megan Fox, Vanilla Ice and the New York Mets and the fulltime residence of over 164,000 whose healthcare providers can rely on UMI.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Nov. 2, 2015 - PRLog -- Healthcare is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the Sunshine State, and few aspects of it are more closely monitored and tightly controlled than the handling of infectious biomedical medical waste.  Hospitals, urgent care clinics, medical and dental practices, nursing homes and other biomedical waste generators operating in and around Port St. Lucie are subject to myriad statutes, rules and regulations issued by governments at every level from the St. Lucie County Health Department to the United Nations.

At the international level, the United Nations Environment Programme administers the Global Partnership on Waste Managemen, and the UN World Health Organization promotes effective health-care waste (HCW) management practices including the proper segregation, appropriate treatment and safe disposition of HCW.  And in Washington DC, the list of federal agencies overseeing our nation's biomedical waste generators and transporters is long and distinguished:

The Department of Health & Human Services' Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues guidance on infectious waste management topics ranging from Ebola virus containment to environmental health services and emergency and terrorism preparedness for environmental health practitioners. The HHS Office for Civil Rights enforces the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule and Patient Safety Rule, and promulgates regulations for the proper disposition of waste materials containing protected health information (PHI).

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mission is to "assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance." Pursuant thereto, OSHA issues regulations and provides guidelines for the safe handling of toxic and hazardous substances such as bloodborne pathogens.

The Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issues regulations and provides regulatory interpretations on hazardous/biohazardous materials safety topics ranging from handling Ebola-contaminated items to transporting infectious substances to packaging, labeling and shipping of UN 3291 Class 6.2 Regulated Medical Waste.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Medical Waste Tracking Act and performs investigations incidental to its regulatory enforcement. The EPA also assimilates and disseminates public awareness information on medical waste management, pharmaceutical waste, and discarded medical sharps collection and disposal.

In Florida, the state's Department of Health (FDOH) regulates the handling and disposition of biomedical waste.  In Chapter 64E-16 of the Florida Administrative Code (FAC), they prescribe the "minimum sanitary practices relating to the management of biomedical waste, including segregation, handling, labeling, storage, transport, and treatment".  And in Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County, United Medical Industries Corp. ("UMI Waste" or "UMI") is a licensed, insured and fully-compliant medical waste management solutions provider.

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