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Archive for December 2016

Better Medical Waste Management Resolutions

Here’s how medical waste producers can resolve to have a solid plan for optimal safety and regulation. With the new year upon us, it’s a good time for medical waste producers to reevaluate their areas and come up with safer, more effective processes for medical waste removal. For busy laboratories, medical offices, medical spas, tattoo…

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Amusement Parks & Medical Waste?

Many popular amusement parks have first aid stations, which means the need for medical waste removal services. Even on the best-planned vacations, emergencies happen. Did you know that many popular amusement parks have a first aid station for medical emergencies? With first aid stations comes medical waste, and that is why these fun destinations are…

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Diabetic Sharps Disposal At Home

Diabetic Sharps Disposal

At home medical waste, including what is produced from diabetic care is regularly placed into curbside trash, placing sanitation workers and custodial personnel at personal risk. Here’s what you need to know about safe diabetic sharps disposal. There are a countless number of people who have to treat themselves daily with needles and lancets to…

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What Is NOT Considered Medical Waste?

Medical waste segregation and using properly marked containers is not only good practice, it’s economical and leads to less waste. Medical waste segregation deals with sharps waste, red bag waste, and general hazardous waste. While there are plenty of examples of what’s considered regulated medical waste under these categories, there is a gray area of…

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Pill Bottles and Prescriptions: Protection for Patients

If you have prescription bottles or any other materials that need to be properly destroyed and disposed of, our sister company, Legal Shred can help. Just like medical offices, pharmacies carry a lot of sensitive information in their computers. Every patient that fills a prescription at a pharmacy will have their name, date of birth,…

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Choosing the Right Sharps Containers for Your Facility

HIPAA's Privacy Rule

Regulations state that healthcare facilities must follow specific criteria when choosing sharps containers. Implementing a sharps safety program is the best defense against sharps-related injury. OSHA recommends that institutions look at their needle devices to determine safety and check how sharps are being handled and disposed of. Part of this process includes choosing the right…

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Cruise Ship Medical Waste Management

Major cruise lines contain infirmaries to care for passengers, which means there will inevitably be medical waste on board. Taking a cruise is a popular vacation idea for families because of their all-inclusive amenities, but think of it this way: cruise ships are essentially floating cities, they require more than just room and board. Major…

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Fast Facts about AIDS and Medical Waste

December is dedicated to raising awareness for AIDS, and celebrating victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. International AIDS Awareness Month kicked off officially with World AIDS Day on December 1st. This month is dedicated to raising awareness, and commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access…

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What Is Regulated, Non-Hazardous Waste?

What Is Regulated, Non-Hazardous Waste? While we have talked at length about what to do with medical waste, specifically red bag waste and sharps waste, there is a category of waste that is considered non-hazardous but is still regulated. According to OSHA, this regulated waste can actually go in the regular trash.  Empty bottles, such…

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