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Archive for November 2016

Where Do I Get Sharps Containers?

Sharps containers are specially made containers used to contain sharps waste, but where should you purchase one? Medical waste requires its own set of disposal containers, and there are many, depending on the type of waste being discarded. There are general biohazardous containers, red bags for red bag waste, and of course sharps containers for…

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Reasons To Be Thankful for Modern Medical Waste Removal

Idaho Medical Waste

History has proven time and again we have many reasons to be thankful for modern medical waste regulations and management. Modern medical waste removal is governed by many laws, so much so that most take for granted just how long it has taken us to arrive at safe and effective medical waste management processes. Medical…

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Handling Medical Waste Containers

Sharps Management

Handling, transporting, and using medical waste containers. If you have visited a doctor’s office, hospital, or other facility that deals with hazardous waste, you’re probably familiar with the containers that collect medical waste, such as red bags, sharps containers, and biohazardous receptacles. This waste isn’t taken out with the regular trash at the end of…

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Healthcare Waste Institute: Guidance on Washing Reusable Containers

Healthcare Waste Institute: Guidance on Washing Reusable Containers This document was developed by the members of the NWRA Healthcare Waste Institute (HWI) to provide voluntary guidelines for the cleaning of reusable containers. Currently, no standards exist for thoroughly cleaning reusable waste collection containers in healthcare. These guidelines were developed so that the industry could exercise…

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What Is Red Bag Waste? Part II

Red Bag Blog

What Is Red Bag Waste? In part I of our red bags series, we discussed why medical facilities use red bags for biohazardous waste. Red bags are just one of the allowed methods for containment of medical waste, and what goes in them is not the same as what goes in a sharps container or…

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Why We Use Red Bags: Part I

Hastings-On-Hudson Medical Waste

Why We Use Red Bags: Part I Many institutions impose guidelines in using red bags for the handling and disposal of medical waste. Here’s why. 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…

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Home Medical Waste Management

Medical Waste Disposal

While it’s a more convenient option to manage care from home, it also means your home now produces medical waste that cannot go into the regular trash. Home medical care is an important aspect of managing a variety of diseases, from diabetes to renal failure which requires dialysis treatment. It’s a more convenient option to…

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The Four Types of Medical Waste

New York State Solid Waste Management

Generally, there are four major types of medical waste. What are they and how are they handled? Anyone who manages medical waste, whether it’s in a busy hospital, laboratory, veterinary practice, or dental office, knows that waste is dealt with a bit differently than a traditional office. Whereas most offices will have recycling, shredding, or…

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MedXwaste Announces Corporate Rebranding, Officially DBA RedBags.com

Red Bag Blog

With an expanded focus, MedXwaste rebrands company and changes name to RedBags.com November 7, 2016 – MedXwaste, a provider of affordable solutions for medical and dental waste disposal, pharmaceutical & chemo incineration, and OSHA compliance training, announced today that the company will begin operating under a new business name and will be known as RedBags.com…

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