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Personal Protective Equipment For Safety and Compliance

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Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as PPE, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Every person that stays in or visits a healthcare environment is at risk of acquiring an infection, but for healthcare workers, the risk is even greater.  Workers are more susceptible to contamination just by the nature…

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North Carolina Medical Waste Requirements

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A look at North Carolina medical waste requirements. North Carolina medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Waste Management, and it oversees the packaging, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of medical waste.

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New York State Solid Waste Regulations: Proposed Changes

New York State recently closed open comments for its proposal on changes solid waste regulations. Here’s what the changes include. In 2016, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in New York State put forth lofty revisions to its solid waste regulations. While the focus was primarily on the illegal disposal of construction and demolition debris,…

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New York Medical Waste Requirements

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A look at New York medical waste requirements. Medical waste in the state of New York is overseen by the Department of Health, and has an active regulated medical waste (RMW) program which is overseen by the DOH, the Wadsworth Center, and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  New York was one of the earliest…

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New Mexico Medical Waste Requirements

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A look at New Mexico medical waste requirements. New Mexico medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the New Mexico Environment Department Solid Waste Bureau and, like other states, there are clear definitions and restrictions in place when it comes to the management and disposal of medical waste.

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Red Bags Recap: Sharps, Agencies, Classifications, and More!

Keeping up with medical waste news can be difficult, but here we have the stories you may have missed this week from the Red Bags blog. Know Your Sharps Facts To understand the details of medical waste, you should be familiar with some of the compliance facts, and that includes sharps handling and disposal. But…

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New Jersey Medical Waste Requirements

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A look at New Jersey medical waste requirements. New Jersey medical waste management is governed by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, which, much like other states, outlines medical waste definitions, storage requirements, and acceptable treatment options.  

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Test Your Red Bags Medical Waste IQ!

Health care facilities use various receptacles and collection methods for medical waste and disposal, but each have their own purpose and are all exclusive of one another.  The reason for this is because of the health and environmental risks associated with the different types of medical waste. One type of collection method is a red…

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New Hampshire Medical Waste Requirements

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A look at New Hampshire medical waste requirements. In the state of New Hampshire, medical waste is part of a broader category of infectious waste, which is regulated by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. 

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Medical Waste Classifications: The Basics

How waste is classified will determine how it should be handled and disposed of. Medical care is vital for the health and well being of our society, but the waste generated from medical procedures poses a problem for the natural world. It is imperative that healthcare facilities, as well as other medical waste generators understand…

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Nevada Medical Waste Requirements

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A look at Nevada medical waste requirements. In the state of Nevada, medical waste is regulated by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).  The focus of the NDEP is to protect the land, water, and air from contamination, whether it’s from medical waste or other waste products.

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Sharps Fact Sheet

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To understand the details of medical waste, you should be familiar with some of the compliance facts, and that includes sharps handling and disposal. Sharps is actually the medical term for a sharp-pointed object that can cut or puncture the skin, and this includes needles, syringes, lancets, auto-injectors, and connection needles. According to the World…

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