How COVID-19 has affected the medical waste industry
We all know the last two years have changed our lives. It has also changed the industry of medical waste. With the surge of COVID-19 Vaccinations and daily COVID Testing we have seen an enormous need for disposal of these infectious materials. Making sure that your current clients have the necessary resources to handle the wave of increased amounts of waste. Not only is the medical field dealing with the increase. Now you are seeing businesses/companies, K-12 education, and universities providing testing and vaccines for their workers and students.
Here are the Facts:
In the United States alone there have been 567 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine given out. 219 million Americans are fully vaccinated coming out to 66.4% of the total population. Now, let’s take a look at the state of Michigan. There has been 15.6 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine given out in the state of Michigan. 5.98 million Michiganders are fully vaccinated coming out to 59.9% of the total population and 66.8% have received at least one dose.
Those are the numbers so far. Every single day there are more COVID-19 Vaccines being given and daily COVID-19 testing. Providing solutions for organization’s disposal methods for these materials is our main focus!
How Do We Help?
As members of this industry we have to make sure we are providing all of the necessary resources to our current clients who are dealing with these issues head on. Whether that is providing them with extra materials to help them handle the increased quantity of waste. Providing more training so all employees know how to handle all types of infectious waste. Also, turning our attention to helping K-12 education, universities, and various companies/businesses who are all providing testing daily for their employees and students. These clients may be unfamiliar with the regular procedures and practices of properly disposing and handling of medical waste. Provide them with education, training, and the right resources so they can implement a clean and safe medical waste plan.