Information About Ohio
Ohio is a US state located in the midwestern part of the United States. Ohio is in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest state by area and it is the 7th most populous of the 50 United States. The capital of Ohio is Columbus, which is also the largest city.
Ohio received its name from the Ohio River. The name originated from the Iroquois work ohi-yo, which means great river or large creek. Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803.
Ohio’s geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic growth and expansion. Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest. A lot of business and cargo traffic pass through the borders along its well developed highways. Ohio has the nation’s 10th largest highway network. It is within a one day drive of 50 percent of North America’s population and about 70 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity.
Ohio is home to some of the nation’s highest ranked public libraries. A study in 2008 by Thomas J. Hennen Jr. ranked Ohio as number one in a state by state comparison. The Ohio Public Library Information Network is an organization that provides residents of Ohio with internet access to their 251 different public libraries. This also provides residents of Ohio with free home access to high quality, subscription research databases. Ohio also has a program named OhioLINK, which allows libraries in Ohio, mainly the libraries from colleges and universities, access to materials for the other libraries. This program is largely successful with allowing researchers access to books and other media that might not have otherwise been available.
Types of Hazardous Waste
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- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents
- Pathological waste
- Sharps that have been used in human or animal patient care or in medical, research, or industrial laboratories
- Contaminated animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were exposed to infectious agents during research
- Any discarded preparations made from genetically altered living organisms and their products
- Waste human blood and products of blood
- Wastes from human or animal patient care, surgery or autopsy that were in contact with infectious agents
- Laboratory wastes from medical, pathological, pharmaceutical, or other research
- Dialysis wastes that were in contact with the blood of patients undergoing hemodialysis
- Discarded medical equipment and parts that were in contact with infectious agents
- Biological waste and discarded materials contaminated with blood, excretion
- Such other waste material that results from the administration of medical care to a patient whether human or animal by a health care provider and is found by the director in consultation with the division of public health services or state veterinarian to pose a threat to human health or the environment due to its infectious nature.