Medical Pathological Waste
Medical Pathological Waste(MPW) includes any waste with actual or perceived presence of pathogenic agents. This type of waste is generated at the NIH Bethesda campus through various animal and human studies and treatment protocols. The Division of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s Medical Pathological Waste Program collects all MPW from buildings daily. Some MPW can be decontaminated and then disposed of as general waste. MPW that cannot be disinfected is sent to an off-site medical waste incinerator for disposal. Goals for this program include minimization of medical waste through better segregation and development of effective on-site medical waste treatment systems. For more information, see the NIH Waste Disposal Guide.
MPW Series: Exploring Alternative Treatment and Disposal Technologiese
Session 1 - Current Technology: 1-2:30pm on December 16, 2015, Building 31/ 6C
Conference Room 6
Session 2 - Alternate Technologies: 9-10am, Thursday,
January 28, 2016, Building 50, Room 1328/1334
Session 3 - Alternate Technologies: 9-10am, Thursday,
February 25, 2016, Building 50, Room 1328/1334
Session 1 Details
We invite you to attend the MPW Series geared towards exploring alternative Medical Pathological Waste (MPW) treatment and disposal technologies. The first session will feature our current medical waste hauling and disposal provider, Curtis Bay Energy. It will be part of a joint meeting of the Green
Team Leads and the Sustainable Lab Practices Working Group.
Hear what happens to the medical waste that is generated at NIH and what Curtis Bay is doing to dispose of it, while protecting the environment, maintaining infection control and adhering to rules and regulations.
Address any concerns you may have and provide input on how alternative disposal options will affect the NIH.
About Curtis Bay
Bay Energy has worked successfully in areas such as waste prevention and
management, energy conservation, evaluation of healthy and sustainable
transportation and processing technologies, integrated comprehensive waste
services, community environmental recycling initiatives, and more. Curtis Bay
Energy conducts numerous education events, presented at countless conferences
and seminars, and advises thousands of hospital staff, managers, and executives
across North America. Through these collaborative efforts and partnerships, we
continue to lead our industry by developing and implementing sustainable and
responsible services. Our goal is to be the best in our industry by
providing excellent service to our clients at competitive prices; with the
lowest impact to our environment.
Meet the Presenters
Ed Krisiunas - President, WNWN International
Krisiunas, MT(ASCP), MPH, is a US based healthcare waste management consultant
with more than 30 years' experience in the healthcare industry. He is President
of WNWN International, a healthcare waste management consulting firm that has
dealt with all aspects of healthcare waste management domestically and
internationally. This includes assessment of treatment technologies for end
users, working with technology developers to ensure their process can pass
microbiological validation tests, and the development of waste management
programs/strategies/plans and their implementation.
secondary focus is infection prevention and occupational health and safety. Mr.
Krisiunas has travelled to more than 50 different countries, working with
organizations such as the UNGEF Medwaste Project, WHO, World Bank, and other
entities to address healthcare waste management concerns. He is a member of
various infection prevention organizations and is currently chair of the IFIC
Special Interest Group in Safe Injection Practices and Disposal and Vice-Chair
of the ISWA Healthcare Waste Working Group.
Steven Groenke - Chief Executive
Officer, Curtis Bay Energy
Groenke has over 20 years of experience in executive management positions and
has been the Curtis Bay Energy CEO since 2009. Steve joined Curtis Bay
Energy as President in 2004. Steve has utilized his 10 years of business
development and sustainability experience with Trane Company to position Curtis
Bay for responsible growth and success. Since his involvement, Curtis Bay
has transformed from a regional medical waste processing business to a leading
comprehensive healthcare waste organization that provides services throughout
North America. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from
the University of Minnesota and has attended multiple graduate training and
business development programs. He is a Board Member of multiple community
focused initiatives including the Maryland Governor's Workforce Investment
Board, a policy-making body for workforce development.
Where to Purchase MPW Boxes
MPW (or burn) boxes can be purchased through the NIH Supply Center
Purchase online and have it delivered to you OR
Visit one of the Self Service stores on the Bethesda Campus:
Building 10 Self-Service Store
located in Building 10, Room B2B41
Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Telephone number 301-496-2051
Building 31 Self-Service Store
located in Building 31, Room B1A-47
Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Telephone Number 301-496-4430