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Four Things to Know About Sharps Disposal

Do’s and Don’ts To Ensure Safe Disposal Did you know that there are close to one million needlestick injuries each year in the USA? These injuries are dangerous because they can expose the victim to various illnesses and diseases including Hepatitis B and C, AIDS, HIV and more. As a healthcare professional, it’s crucial that…
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Safe Disposal of Cannabis Waste

Key Considerations for Medical & Recreational Users It’s become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and throughout many parts of the world. Medical use of marijuana has been legalized in 35 states (including Florida) thus far and 18 states have legalized it for recreational use as well. The growth of the…
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5 Top RCRA Compliance Violations

Are You In Violation? The RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) was established by the Environmental Protection Agency to oversee hazardous waste from cradle to grave. It includes oversight of the management, transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. Every facility that generates this type of waste must comply with the RCRA and other regulations…
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Safe Management & Disposal of Medical Waste in Blood Banks

The Importance of Proper Disposal Blood banks across the country collect, test, store and manage blood and blood products that have been donated to aid patients who need it. In the process of collecting, testing and storing blood, there is always a risk of exposure to infectious pathogens and a certain amount of medical waste…
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Liquid Medical Waste in Hospitals

Handling & Disposing of Liquid Waste Hospitals generate large amounts of medical waste on a daily basis–including liquid medical waste that is contaminated with blood and other bodily fluids. This waste must be handled, stored and disposed of properly to avoid accidental exposure to staff, patients and visitors. Types of Liquid Medical Waste Generated by…
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Medical Waste From Laboratories

Management & Safe Disposal Clinical laboratories perform tests on specimens to help physicians diagnose and treat conditions, diseases and illnesses. These specimens are most commonly blood or tissue samples collected from the patient. Whether the laboratory is within the physician’s office, a hospital-based facility or an independent entity, all labs within the United States are…
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Top 8 Ways to Improve Waste Management & Compliance

What Every Medical Waste Generator Needs to Know Hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices– no matter what size your facility is or how much medical waste you generate, managing your waste and remaining compliant can be challenging. It’s crucial to stay up-to-date with local, state and federal guidelines for waste storage and disposal to protect your organization…
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Medical Waste Disposal: Pick-Up vs. Mail-Back?

Which Service is Right For Your Business? As a medical waste generator, it’s your responsibility to ensure that all medical waste in your facility is managed, stored and disposed of properly. Doing so is key to remaining compliant, which in turn allows you to avoid hefty fines and violations that could damage your organization. Medical…
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Handling Waste from COVID-19 Testing

Guidelines for Safe Disposal With each new COVID-19 variant, more and more people across the country are getting tested. Testing is a top way to help stop the spread of the virus—especially since many are asymptomatic but can still give the virus to others. Healthcare facilities, pharmacies, clinics and testing sites are overloaded with folks…
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Is Your Business Prepared for an OSHA Inspection?

Tips for a Successful Inspection OSHA inspections can happen at any time, and for most healthcare organizations, no matter how well your facility is run, it’s a nerve wracking experience that causes stress and can disrupt your staff. An inspection means that OSHA representatives are onsite, assessing your facility and looking for possible violations that…
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