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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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How do I dispose of injection needles for my dog?

Safe disposal guidelines Just like humans, pets can be diagnosed with certain conditions that require medication through injections. Although many pet owners may choose to have their veterinarian administer the medication, there are those who prefer to take care of it on their own. Today, many dogs and cats require daily insulin injections and other…
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Do medical waste laws apply to MedSpas?

How to ensure compliance Med Spas are all the rage all across America. They combine the pampering of a spa or salon with today’s latest cosmetic procedures. People of all ages are relishing the convenience of a variety of options designed to enhance their appearance without having to undergo surgery. From Botox and Juvederm for…
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How to Manage Medical Waste in my Dental Practice

5 tips to help ensure you’re compliant If your dental office is like most, you have numerous patients coming in daily for a variety of procedures and treatments. It’s also likely that your practice generates a substantial amount of waste—some of which can be considered hazardous. Because of this, it’s crucial that you are aware…
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What are the Rules in Florida on Keeping Medical Waste Manifests?

Know the mandates to ensure you’re compliant If your facility generates any kind of medical waste, you are already aware of the many rules and regulations you must adhere to to ensure compliance with state and federal agencies. One such mandate is the record-keeping of all waste generated and removed from your facility. The medical…
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New EPA Rule for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals in Florida

What you need to know In February of 2019, the EPA issued a new rule for hazardous waste management that establishes streamlined standards for the healthcare industry. If you’re operating a medical facility of any kind in Florida, it’s always important to be aware of and stay on top of the latest rules and regulations…
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Medical Waste Disposal Laws in Florida

Are You in Compliance? Medical facilities in Florida are required to follow state and federal regulations when it comes to disposing of waste—this includes every kind of healthcare-related organization imaginable, including treatment and surgical centers, diagnostic centers, doctor’s and dental offices, veterinarian practices and many more. You may assume that since you’re not blatantly breaking…
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