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Guide to COVID-19 Vaccine Waste

Proper & Safe Disposal Vaccinations for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic have begun to roll out across America and with this, the questions about how to safely dispose of associated waste arise. It’s important for all healthcare facilities that are providing the vaccine to be aware of the proper and safe way to dispose of waste.…
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What Are the Impacts of Improperly Disposing of Medical Waste?

Are You Putting the Environment and Community at Risk? Medical practices and hospitals generate approximately six million tons of waste each year and 15% of that waste is infectious medical waste. And now, with COVID-19 in the mix, the rate of infectious waste is potentially even higher. If not disposed of properly, medical waste can…
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What’s Happening with the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Top Questions & Concerns We’re hearing about it day and night and it’s something that’s on the forefront of most people’s minds—the COVID-19 vaccine. There’s talk that a vaccine will soon be available and if you have questions and concerns, you’re not alone. Although everyone wants to be protected against this deadly virus that has…
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What is a Safety Data Sheet?

Why is it Important for Worker Safety? As a healthcare organization you are responsible for the safety of your staff as well as those who visit your facility. OSHA mandates that all employees are aware of any hazardous chemicals used and stored onsite that they may be exposed to—this is the function of the Safety…
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Are Your Sharps Containers Mounted Properly?

What’s the Correct Height? Medical facilities typically have numerous sharps containers mounted on the walls throughout their building. These containers house used needles and other sharps that pose a threat of accidental sticks and pricks as well as exposure to bodily fluids and medications. So it makes sense that there are appropriate measures to be…
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Medical Waste from Funeral Homes

The Importance of Proper Management & Disposal Funeral homes are tasked with caring for deceased people that come from many different places and circumstances. Some have passed away from natural causes and others have died as a result of a disease or illness. Bodies are brought to funeral homes from hospitals, coroner’s offices, homes and…
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Key Considerations of Chemotherapy Waste

Do You Know the Rules on Chemotherapy Waste Disposal? Chemotherapy waste, just like other medical waste, is unique in the way it should be handled and disposed of. Medical facilities, hospitals and treatment centers need to know and follow local and federal guidelines and mandates to remain compliant and to avoid costly fines. Here are…
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How Healthcare Providers & Other Facilities Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

If You Generate Medical Waste, Here’s What You Need to Know As a healthcare provider or medical facility, in addition to taking care that your patients and staff are staying healthy and well, you are also faced with the task of implementing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. And, with flu season nearing,…
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Is Your Staff Completing the Proper Compliance Training?

Here’s the Training Everyone Handling Medical Waste Must Have Anyone who’s handling or exposed to medical waste in your organization is required by law to take the proper compliance training courses and any updates or follow up training. Making this training a priority is key to ensuring that your facility remains compliant and also to…
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The Flu Vaccine & COVID-19

Why This Season’s Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s life in many different ways, and one very important impact is the decrease in routine medical care visits. The fear of exposure and infection has caused many people to stay clear of their doctor’s office and to put off…
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