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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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Best Practices for Biohazardous Waste Disposal

Safety & Compliance: What Your Facility Needs to Know Biohazardous waste, also called infectious waste, encompasses blood, body fluids, human cell lines and more. This category of medical waste is defined as any waste that is contaminated with potentially infectious agents or other materials that are deemed a threat to public health or the environment.…
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Medical Waste Mail-Back Programs

How It Works & Why Your Business Would Benefit Medical waste disposal is a key concern for companies, even those who generate a small amount of waste. Between safety guidelines and compliance mandates, there is a lot to be aware of when it comes to managing, storing and disposing of medical waste. A top way…
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What is RCRA waste?

And why is it important? RCRA stands for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and it’s a federal law that was established in 1976. It’s purpose was to establish regulations and requirements for the safe disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. The law also created specific requirements for identifying and categorizing waste to ensure that…
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October is Dental Hygiene Month

Dental Hygienists Deserve Appreciation! Not many folks enjoy going to the dentist, but it’s a definite necessity to take care of your health—not just your oral health, but your overall health. Tooth decay and gum disease are factors that can have an adverse effect on your entire body, so regular cleanings and dental check-ups are…
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Proper Medical Waste Disposal Improves Your Work Environment

Safe Disposal Impacts the Workplace: 4 Top Ways Following medical waste disposal regulations and protocols is a must for healthcare facilities. And while many professionals in the industry adhere to the processes of their organization, it’s possible you’ve never thought too much about the impact proper disposal has on the workplace environment and on the…
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