Capital Waste Solutions works closely with our clients to offer reliable and cost-effective medical waste management solutions. We customize solutions based on your individual needs.
Capital Waste Solutions is a company dedicated to excellence and personal relationships. The CWS difference is exemplified in 3 ways:
- Personal connections with our clients
- Delivering quality service while decreasing total waste expenditures
- Delivering exactly what we promise
Capital Waste Solutions offers a reliable and safe medical waste management service. CWS is built on relationships so we take the time to learn your specific needs and we take pride in delivering exactly what we promise.
We also understand that operational expenses add up. In fact, that’s the pain we want to alleviate for you! Imagine the positive impact on your budget by using a reliable, transparent medical waste disposal provider that decreases your overall waste expenditures.
Pickup & Transport
- Regulated Medical Waste is picked up by a DOT, OSHA, HIPPA certified Capital Waste Solutions service professional. The service professional follows our custom CWS infection control policy.
- All Regulated Medical Waste is picked up in approved RMW containers provided by Capital Waste Solutions.
- All Sharps containers MUST travel inside of a Regulated Medical Waste container.
- Regulated Medical Waste containers are loaded onto a CWS vehicle that is in compliance with all federal, state and local DOT regulations.
- Regulated Medical Waste Containers are then replaced in the facility with sterilized RMW containers.
- Waste is then transported to the approved Medical Waste Treatment Disposal Facility.
- CWS utilizes an electronic Medical Waste Manifest System
Capital Waste Solutions Infection Control Policy
Capital Waste Solutions strives to keep our employees safe as well as every life we come into contact with. In the ever changing world of Regulated Medical Waste, CWS has mandated these best practices to ensure we set the standard for this industry and all vendors, maintaining a safe working environment.
- Hand sanitizer used by all employees before and after each service call.
- Latex Gloves used by all employees handling RMW during service calls. Gloves are disposed of after each service call.
- Disinfectant sprayed on the soles of work shoes before and after each service call.
- All CWS employees handling RMW must have documented and compliant shot records on file approved by Department of Transportation.
- All CWS employees handling RMW must take and successfully pass all Blood Born Pathogen, OSHA, and HIPPA certifications tests.
- All CWS vehicles are equipped with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for safety.
- All CWS vehicles are equipped with a Department of Transportation approved spill kit.
- All CWS vehicles are equipped with First Aid kits for safety.
- ONLY sterilized RMW containers are used for RMW in our customer’s facilities.
- All CWS employees must clean ALL work surfaces with disinfectant/approved cleaner at the end of each work day including all CWS vehicles.
- All CWS employees must report both personal and environmental exposures to corporate office immediately with an incident report.
- CWS requires ALL personnel involved in a personal exposure to have an evaluation by a medical professional and cleared before returning to work.
DEQ Tier One Transfer Station.
Capital Waste Solutions is proud of its facilities, including its DEQ Transfer Station. This allows our customers the opportunity to see the cost savings in real time. A DEQ approved Tier One permit for a Regulated Medical Waste Transfer station allows CWS to accumulate RMW over a 96-hour period stored in a refrigerated 46 ft trailer before required to be taken to a processing facility. This allows CWS to maximize routing to ensure all facilities are serviced at maximum efficiency.
Eliminate your paper manifest system: NO MORE FILING, ORGANIZING, OR LOOKING FOR PREVIOUS MANIFESTS.
How does it work?
- The driver will access a copy of your manifest on their smart phone or tablet.
- They will enter the pickup quantities, and then the driver and customer will sign the screen on the phone or tablet.
- In seconds, a signed manifest (in PDF format) is generated and sent to the customer’s email, and uploaded to the online system.
- A final copy of the Manifest or “Certificate of Destruction” (in PDF format) will be emailed upon completion of processing.
- To view your manifests, click on the “OSHA Compliance” tab, and enter your log in credentials.
Healthcare Facility RMW Regulations
Medical waste is regulated by several Oklahoma state agencies. The applicable regulations of each agency are summarized below. Links are provided to the full text regulations.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health: Hospital Standards
The Oklahoma State Department of Health hospital standards require that each hospital establish an infection control program to provide a sanitary environment and avoid sources and transmission of infections. The program must include written policies and procedures for identifying, reporting, evaluating and maintaining records of infections among patients and personnel, for ongoing review and evaluation of all aseptic, isolation and sanitation techniques employed in the hospital, and development and coordination of training programs in infection control for all hospital personnel. The standards also require that the infection control program include specific policies related to the handling and disposal of biomedical waste. However, no specific guidance is provided. For more information, see Subchapter 11: Infection Control in Hospital Standards (Title 310. Oklahoma State Department of Chapter 667).
The same regulation also covers design and construction requirements for hospitals (see Subchapter 49: General Medical Surgical Hospital Construction Requirements). Incinerators are required for destruction of pathological waste, unless arrangements are made with a licensed service to pick up the waste for disposal. Incinerators may be shared by two or more nearby hospitals. Basic design standards for incinerators are contained in the regulation.
OAC 310:667 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Page 28 of 352 Effective 07-17-2008 SUBCHAPTER 13. INFECTION CONTROL 310:667-13-1. Infection control program 310:667-13-2. Infection control committee 310:667-13-3. Policies and procedures review 310:667-13-4. Policies and procedures content 310:667-13-1. Infection control program Each hospital shall establish an infection control program to provide a sanitary environment and avoid sources and transmission of infections. The program shall include written policies and procedures for identifying, reporting, evaluating and maintaining records of infections among patients and personnel, for ongoing review and evaluation of all aseptic, isolation and sanitation techniques employed in the hospital, and development and coordination of training programs in infection control for all hospital personnel. [Source: Added at 12 Ok Reg 1560, eff 4-12-95 (emergency); Added at 12 Ok Reg 2429, eff 6-26-95; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 1664, eff 6-12-2003] 310:667-13-2. Infection control committee The infection control committee (or its equivalent) shall meet at least quarterly. If central services are discussed such as the dietary service, employee health, engineering or maintenance, housekeeping, laundry, material management, surgical services, pharmacy, or laboratory, at least one individual with appropriate background who can speak for the relevant department(s) attends the meeting or is consulted. [Source: Added at 12 Ok Reg 1560, eff 4-12-95 (emergency); Added at 12 Ok Reg 2429, eff 6-26-95; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 1664, eff 6-12-2003] 310:667-13-3. Policies and procedures review (a) The infection control committee shall evaluate, revise as necessary, and approve the type and scope of surveillance activities utilized at least annually. (b) Infection control policies and procedures shall be reviewed periodically and revised as necessary, based on current scientific knowledge, accepted practice guidelines, and applicable laws and regulations. [Source: Added at 12 Ok Reg 1560, eff 4-12-95 (emergency); Added at 12 Ok Reg 2429, eff 6-26-95; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 1664, eff 6-12-2003] 310:667-13-4. Policies and procedures content The policies and procedures outlined by the infection control program shall be approved by the infection control committee and contain at least the following: (1) A requirement that a record of all reported infections generated by surveillance activities include the identification and location of the patient, the date of admission, onset of infection, the type of infection, the cultures taken, the results when known, any antibiotics administered and the physicians and practitioners responsible for care of the patient. (2) Specific policies related to the handling and disposal of biomedical waste. (3) Specific policies and procedures related to admixture and drug OAC 310:667 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Page 29 of 352 Effective 07-17-2008 reconstitution, and to the manufacture of intravenous and irrigating fluids. (4) Specific policies regarding the indications for and types of isolation to be used for each infectious disease. These policies shall incorporate the concepts of Standard Precautions and utilize the recommended transmission-based categories of Contact, Airborne, and Droplet isolation procedures where deemed appropriate by the medical staff. (5) A definition of nosocomial infection. (6) Designation of an infection control officer, who coordinates the infection control program. (7) A program of orientation of new employees and other workers, including physicians, and a program of continuing education for previously employed personnel concerning infection control. Written documentation shall be maintained indicating new employees have completed the program and that previously employed have attended continuing education. [Source: Added at 12 Ok Reg 1560, eff 4-12-95 (emergency); Added at 12 Ok Reg 2429, eff 6-26-95; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 1664, eff 6-12-2003]
Links to Medical Waste Regulation Agencies and Other Organizations.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA Instruction CPL 2-2.60 March 7, 1994 Office of Occupational Medicine
Exposure Control Plan for Federal OSHA Personnel with Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP)
Dental Infection Control Association
National Association of School Nurses, Inc.