B & D Associates, Inc. a leading provider of Medical Waste Disposal Massachusetts services wishes to let you know about common infractions we see in regards to these services. The states Minimum Requirements for the Management of Medical and Biological Waste are listed here to keep you in compliance with Medical Waste Disposal Massachusetts.
First we will get the bad news out of the way, penalties for infractions are set at no less then $100 to no more then $500 per day. Total costs are capped at $25,000 with up to 2 years in the House of Corrections. It is very important to conduct your practices in the appropriate manner.
Medical Waste Disposal Massachusetts storage facilities on-site must be clearly labeled.
These Storage Facilities must be uncarpeted.
Storage facilities for Medical Waste must be equipped for unauthorized access.
You are required to have a once per calendar year pick up.
Shipping papers are required and should be in the form of a medical waste tracking form.
Medical Waste Disposal Massachusetts considers Dental Wires to be Sharps.
This is the one we see strangely enough as the most common; Sharps must be in a red, fluorescent orange or orange-red container that is leakproof, rigid, puncture resistant and shatter proof.
Amalgam, amalgam traps and amalgam separators are not Medical Waste. They are handled separately. Amalgam Recycling is handled as a completely separate entity. Amalgam must be kept in air-tight containers and you must receive a certificate of recycling from your vendor to keep for your records. You are required to submit a form along with your records every 5 years. Please see a list of requirements for Amalgam Recycling.
If you have other questions on the services we provide please check out our website at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM or feel free to call Andy Thornton at 877-486-3456
B & D Associates has been working with clients since 1974 to keep them in compliance with environmental regulations. We handle many varieties of regulated waste streams. We service all of New England from our headquarters in Concord NH
B & D Associates, Inc. of Concord NH is pleased to anounce they will be exhibiting again this year at the 2013 Yankee Dental Congress. After all the interest last year in their services of Sharps Disposal, Fixer Disposal (photo processing waste), Amalgam Recycling and Lead Foil Recycling they wanted to have more people aware of their services.
B & D Associates, Inc. has their own treatment facility for the used fixer and developer and is a leading Medical Waste Disposal Company (to include Sharps Disposal). Last year they had alot of dentist coming to them at the show excited to find a company that handles the used x-ray chemicals. Alot of practices have gone digital so the need is not what is used to be but B & D Associates, Inc continues to operated their licensed Silver Recycling Facility
B & D Associates, Inc. is also the only New England Sharps Disposal Company that is listed on the Massachusetts Government website for Sharps Disposal. Many Massachusetts Health Departments trust B & D Associates, Inc. to handle their Sharps Disposal.
B & D Associates, Inc. will be located at Booth 1129 which will be in between Patterson Dental and Henry Schein.
B & D Associates, Inc. has been working with clients to keep them in compliance with environmental regulations since 1974. They have the ability to put that experience to work for you in providing the best service and fair pricing. They do not require a contract, offer on call service or scheduled and have no surcharges or extra fees. Please check them out at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM and then call Andy at 877-486-3456
B&D Associates, Inc. works with Dental Offices in New England and New York to manage their Regulated Waste. These waste streams are often handled incorrectly or overlooked. In fact many states have published information on these waste streams such as Vermont’s Guide to Proper Waste Management in Dental Offices.
B & D Associates, Inc. services include Silver Recovery and transporting Photo Processing Waste. Our Licensed Silver Recycling Facility receives solutions of Used Fixer and Developer for Dental Practices that cannot meet discharge regulations or are on Private Septic Systems. The New Hampshire DES publication “Manangement of Silver Waste from Dental Offices” clearly states that it is illegal to discharge used Fixer and Developer into a septic system. If you are using Silver Traps and discharge into a private septic system, then you are in violation of the law. Used Fixer is federally classified as a Hazardous Waste so the vendor that is transporting this for you must be a Hazardous Waste Transporter. B&D Associates is a certified hazardous waste transporter and can be found on Maine’s List of Active Hazardous Waste Transporters. We are licensed to transport waste all over New England.
Sharps Disposal and Medical Waste Disposal are the items that most Dental Offices consider the most important Regulated Wastes they handle. B & D Associates is small enough to be flexible to meet your needs whether that is on call service or scheduled and not requiring a contract. In Massachusetts, did you know that you are required to have a Sharps Disposal pick up once per calender year? B & D Associates is the only New England Company listed on the Mass.Gov website for Sharps Disposal.
B & D Associates, Inc. handles Amalgam for Recycling. Most offices know to recycle the non-contact Amalgam and Amalgam Separators but most incorrectly handle the Amalgam Chairside Traps. Often times Amalgam Chairside Traps are found in the Medical Waste Disposal which is illegal. Rhode Island clearly spells out regulations about Chairside Traps containing Amalgam and being handled as Waste Amalgam. Connecticut also dictates Amalgam Recycling must either be handled by an Amalgam Recycler or Hazardous Waste Transporter.
B & D Associates, Inc. also handles Lead Foil for Recycling and offers Shredding Services. Since 1974 we have grown our business to provide our clients with the services they need.