Medical Waste from Veterinarians

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Safe Management, Storage & Disposal Veterinarians, just like other healthcare organizations, generate medical waste that must be collected, stored and disposed of safely. Medical waste from veterinarians is regulated by local, state and federal laws and these mandates must be followed to ensure your practice is in compliance, as well as to protect staff, visitors…

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Southeast Florida IV Infusion Centers

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Safe Medical Waste Disposal IV infusion centers have become popular across the United States. These centers provide IV therapy, including injectable medications, vitamins, hormones, hydration and other similar materials to patients. These types of facilities offer a more relaxed setting than a hospital and are staffed by physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Some of…

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

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Most Common Errors in the Disposal Process Healthcare professionals are tasked with ensuring they are safely disposing of pharmaceutical waste–a responsibility that is critical for many reasons. Improper disposal can cause damage to the environment and pose a risk to public health, as well as cause the facility to incur legal consequences, violations and hefty…

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Needlestick Injuries: Prevention & Response

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Steps to Take in Your Healthcare Facility Professionals who work in the healthcare industry face many challenges in their daily work; the risk of a needlestick injury is a common one. Understanding the risks and knowing what to do in the event of an accidental stick is vital. Take a look: When do Needlestick Injuries…

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Medical Waste from Funeral Homes

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How to Manage Your Organization’s Biohazardous Waste Just like healthcare facilities and medical organizations, Funeral Homes generate a surprising amount of waste that must be managed, stored and disposed of properly. Here’s a quick look at the types of medical waste generated in funeral homes and how to safely dispose of it. Types of Medical…

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E-Cigarettes & Vape Pens Waste

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What Are the Disposal Requirements? E-cigarettes and vape pens have become more and more popular, in fact reports show that more than 55 million people worldwide use these devices. So disposal of these items and their waste is an important topic to consider. While many may believe that vape pens, cartridges and pods are innocuous,…

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Proper Sharps Disposal

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How to Ensure Compliance Sharps are one of the most common medical waste items that are used in many different settings. Whether your organization is a healthcare facility, physician’s office, dental or veterinary practice or any other type of company, it’s crucial that any sharps used on the premises of your workplace are disposed of…

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What is the BBP Standard?

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And Why All Healthcare Organizations Must Follow it The BBP Standard, which stands for Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, is an OSHA regulation that establishes guidelines for healthcare workers and organizations to protect staff from the health hazards related to bloodborne pathogens. All healthcare organizations, including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, surgical centers and other healthcare related facilities…

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Trace Vs. Bulk Chemotherapy Waste

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What’s the Difference? Medical waste from chemotherapy, just as all other medical waste, has specific requirements when it comes to storage and disposal. With that in mind, it’s important to know the difference between the two types of waste generated from chemotherapy–trace and bulk. What is Trace Chemotherapy Waste? Trace chemotherapy waste is any item…

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What are the Dangers of Biohazardous Waste?

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And Why Is Proper Disposal Important? Biohazardous waste, also known as infectious waste, is any waste that contains potentially infectious pathogens or agents and can be in liquid or solid form as well as on items used for medical procedures/treatments. Because of its ability to cause infection, illness and even death to people and wildlife…

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