We are often asked about various controls as well as regulations that can be easily applied to sanitary waste. As part of our full approach to waste, we can easily provide sanitary management services in the healthcare sector which includes all the healthcare industries. Opening any kind of service usually needs two kinds of autorizaciones sanitarias or licenses, the first one is the environmental license through its city council and the second one is the authorization as well as registration in the sanitary registry.
What is sanitary waste in general?
According to the Health and Safety Executive, offensive/hygiene waste (previously called “san pro” or the human hygiene waste) or the sanitary waste usually consists of:
- Human and animal waste (which includes feces)
- Patient’s all catheter and stoma bags
- Incontinence pads
- Sanitary waste
- Nasal secretions
- Patient’s sputum
- Used condoms
- Vomit as well as soiled human bedding from a non-infectious source
- Disposable medical and also the veterinary equipment (like gowns)
- Plasters that are utilized in minor first aid or the self-care
- All the animal hygiene waste (like bedding)
- Some non-healthcare waste (like from piercings or tattoos, which do not include sharps)
Sanitary waste is basically the product of a population that is not known to be infectious. But, still, there is some kind of residual health risk from handling sanitary waste, which should be properly assessed and all the precautions should be put in place. As long as the waste is suitably wrapped, and properly handled in line along with the regulations as well as free from residual liquids, then the risk to human health is considered low.