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What Makes Biohazard Containers Safe?

Interesting Facts & Safety Features You May Not Know Whether you’re a doctor, nurse or any healthcare professional, you know the importance and function of biohazard containers. These bins, which are located in physician’s offices, dental offices, hospitals, clinics, treatment centers and many other facilities, are designed to ensure the safety and health of everyone…
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Cradle-to-Grave Regulations

Who’s Responsible: What You Need to Know If your business generates any type of medical waste, you are likely familiar with the term cradle-to-grave. If not, it’s imperative that you know what it means and that you’re aware of your responsibility to ensure you are compliant with local, state and federal regulations. Cradle-to-grave states that…
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Is Your Veterinary Practice Disposing of Medical Waste Properly?

Compliance is Key to Protecting Your Practice & the Community Similar to physicians, hospitals and dentists, veterinary practices generate different types of medical waste that must be disposed of safely and within local and federal regulations. As a veterinarian, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are remaining compliant when it comes to the…
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Medical Waste from Tattoo Parlors

Safe, Proper Disposal is Essential As the manager or owner of a tattoo parlor, it’s critical that you know and understand the rules and regulations of safe and proper disposal of all the medical waste you generate. And while hospitals, physician’s offices and other heath care related organizations may have more types of waste, the…
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Safe Opioid Disposal in Hospice Care

Guidelines & Recommendations Hospice care nurses, doctors and assistants provide care at the most difficult and challenging time in their patient’s lives. The most important part of their job is ensuring that their patient is comfortable, which includes administering medications like opioids to give relief from pain and other symptoms. When the medications are no…
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PPE Pollution: A New Public Health Risk?

Improper Disposal Can Be Dangerous An increasingly growing effect of the pandemic has come to light as people around the world continue to wear masks and use other PPE to guard against infection—PPE pollution. According to one report, people around the world are now using approximately 129 billion face masks and 69 billion plastic-containing gloves.…
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8 Things You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Understand the Facts & Help Prevent the Spread Federal health agencies have approved the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and the program to vaccinate Americans has begun throughout the country. As with many other things, there is much discussion about the vaccine on social media, in the news and amongst different groups of people. It’s…
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Top Ways to Avoid Medical Waste Spills

Tips to Keep You, Your Staff & Your Clients Safe Medical waste spills happen, and when they do, there can be serious consequences. Facilities that generate medical waste are tasked with not only handling it correctly but also with ensuring that they are disposed of safely and without risk to humans, animals and the environment.…
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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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