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We’ll Continue to Serve our South Florida Customers On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a “stay-at-home” order for the entire state. This mandate went into effect on Thursday, April 2 at midnight and will stay in effect for 30 days. The order requires all non-essential businesses to close to help prevent…
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What’s Happening with the Coronavirus in Florida?

The latest facts on cases, deaths and testing A national emergency has been declared by the White House, thousands of people worldwide have been infected and life as we know it has dramatically changed. Many of us are wondering what we can do to avoid getting sick and how we can manage daily life without…
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Why is Recycling Medical Waste Materials Dangerous?

What Hospitals, Surgery Centers & Other Facilities Need to Know Hospitals, surgery centers, diagnostic and treatment facilities and numerous other medical organizations generate approximately 2 million tons of medical waste each year. Disposing of this waste properly and according to state and federal mandates is crucial to ensuring that this waste doesn’t pose a risk…
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Can I throw my used transdermal patch in the trash?

Safe disposal of medicine patches saves lives Many people use transdermal patches these days to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions. Some of these, including fentanyl patches used for treating chronic pain, contain very strong chemicals that can pose a serious risk to others who may come in contact with them. While patients may…
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What’s happening with the Coronavirus?

How does it affect healthcare workers & medical waste generators in the United States? It’s all we are hearing about on every news channel—the Coronavirus, a novel illness that originated in Wuhan, China is causing panic among people all across the world. To date, tens of thousands of people in China and 25 other countries…
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Dental Amalgam Separator Regulations for 2020

Does this affect your dental practice? The Environmental Protection Agency established a rule on the disposal of dental amalgam in July of 2017. But in 2020, this rule becomes mandatory for all dentists and those not in compliance could face risks of fines and other penalties. Here’s what you need to know: What is the…
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What are the dangers of improper sharps disposal?

Could you be endangering others? Medical waste generators of all kinds, including hospitals, surgery centers, treatment facilities and more, produce tons of waste each year. And while most professionals in the healthcare industry are aware of the regulations when it comes to proper disposal, the reality is that a lot of medical waste, specifically sharps,…
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How to Label Hazardous Waste

Doing it incorrectly could cost you If you’re a hospital administrator, physician’s office manager, treatment center or clinic administrator or part of any facility that generates hazardous medical waste, this guide to labeling hazardous waste is essential for you. Take a look: Proper labels are critical Following proper protocol when labeling hazardous waste is crucial,…
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What are the requirements of the new Electronic Logging Device rule?

And who has to comply? The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate goes into effect December 17, 2019. Organizations with fleets and commercial truck drivers must not only be aware of this new mandate, but must also comply with its requirements to avoid risk of fines…
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How do I dispose of unused medical supplies?

Is throwing them in the regular trash an option? While unused medical supplies may seem innocuous, there are many items that cannot be thrown into the regular trash. Catheters and other similar supplies are dangerous for the environment if they end up in landfills –and because of this the best and safest option is to…
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