Biohazard is defined as “A biological agent or condition that constitutes a hazard to humans.” Biohazards include blood and bodily fluids that when exposed due to a traumatic accident, crime or death become infectious agents. Blood and bodily fluids contain pathogens (bacteria and viruses) that can spread diseases and ailments that in may not always curable ad could lead to death or have lifelong medical consequences.
**We DO NOT pick up Regulated Medical Waste from medical facilities, medical offices or clinics – We only pick up from private homes and trauma scenes.**
Biohazard Waste – What is it?
- Human or animal blood, feces, urine, vomit, carcass and any other bodily fluid.
- Anything saturated or exposed to human or animal blood, feces, urine, vomit, and any other bodily fluid that is still liquid or has begin to become solidified.
- Human body fluids also include: Amniotic fluid, saliva, semen, cerebral spinal fluid, pericardial fluid, bile, synovial fluid, and others.
- Rodent and Animal Waste is also considered a biohazard: Carcasses, body parts, urine, saliva, feces, and nesting materials.
- Used medical syringes and lancets (sharps) are considered personal medical waste. Sharps waste: Personal needles, syringes and lancets.
How to Dispose of Biohazard Waste in SoCal
In California, only companies who have a California Department of Public Health issued Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioners License can legally transport and dispose of biohazard waste from private parties. Bio SoCal is one of a very select group of companies that holds this license. The CDPH has strict standards and protocols to cleanup, transport and dispose of biohazard waste. The policy was developed to help minimize the health risks associated with the handling and disposal of biohazard waste. Proper protocol includes labeling, packaging, transporting, and disposing of regulated medial waste. Any company that does not have a Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioners License cannot legally transport and dispose of private party biohazard waste in California. The rules are complicated but Bio SoCal, the best biohazard waste disposal company in California, has it all figured out.
What Will Bio SoCal Do?
We will dispose of biohazard waste according to the law and protocol mandated by the California Department of Public Health. Bio SoCal is available 24/7/365 to respond to your needs quickly and professionally.
- Bio SoCal will disinfect and clean all areas where biohazards are present.
- We will remove all biohazard waste in clearly marked red biohazard bags.
- We will transport and dispose of the biohazard waste according to the California Department of Health regulations and protocol.
- If an odor remains, Bio SoCal can clean the air and eliminate the odor.
We do not pick up Regulated Medical Waste from medical facilities, medical offices or clinics – We only pick up from private homes and trauma scenes.