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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Dear Specific Waste Customers,

At Specific Waste Industries we take the health and safety of our customers, employees, and community extremely seriously.  In light of the recent developments with the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we wanted to update you on the protocols we have in place to help prevent the spread of germs.  

Due to the nature of our business in that we handle medical waste on a daily basis, our drivers and office employees are well trained on cleanliness and safety.  Precautions are taken on a daily basis to ensure the safety of our customers, employees, and community.  We have briefed and refreshed all of our staff on procedures and protocol.  Members of our staff also had a call with representatives from the CDC and other members of the medical waste community.  We will continue to stay abreast to any recommendations made by the CDC for our industry.    

Below are a few highlights of the protocols we have in place:

  • Drivers are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water every chance they get.
  • Drivers wear gloves and change their gloves between stops.
  • Each truck is stocked with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  • Drivers must disinfect tablets after each stop.
  • Trucks are disinfected at the end of the business day.  

For now we are running on a normal schedule and do not see that changing any time soon.  We will keep all of our customers up to date on any scheduling changes that become necessary to make. 

How you can help keep our drivers and staff protected.

If the waste is packaged properly, our drivers are safer when picking up the waste, since the container or box is the barrier.  All containers and boxes should be sealed securely and ready when the drivers get to your facility. It is the generator’s responsibility to properly package the waste.

For more information on how to properly use the red bag and instructions on properly packing biomedical waste, please click the links below.

How to use the Red Bag

Instructions for Packing Biomedical Waste