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Michigan Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Michigan medical waste requirements. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Waste and Hazardous Materials Division oversees medical waste treatment and disposal in the mid-western state. Most state medical waste requirements usually detail and outline definitions of what constitutes infectious waste, pathological waste, and so on. According to Michigan’s Public Act and Rules…

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Massachusetts Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Massachusetts medical waste requirements. In the state of Massachusetts medical waste disposal is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Massachusetts’ medical waste list includes, but is not limited to human parts, organs, tissues and body fluids, specimens, and discarded material saturated with body…

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Medical Waste Around the World

Medical waste in developing nations differs greatly from disposal in the United States. Here are the basic facts. Where there is medical care, there is medical waste that will need to be disposed of. Developed countries, like the United States already face unique obstacles when it comes to the volume of waste, whether it’s infectious…

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Maryland Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Maryland medical waste requirements. Medical waste handling and disposal in the state of Maryland is handled by the Department of the Environment. Much like other states in the U.S., Maryland defines medical waste as anatomical material, which is human or animal body parts, including tissues and organs, blood and blood-soiled articles, as…

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Sports and Medical Waste

Medical Waste Risks

Medical waste on the sidelines? Ringside? Here’s how sports pros should deal with it. What do medical technicians, doctors, and cutmen have in common?  They all care for their patients, except these patients aren’t on the exam table.  In sports like football, hockey, and especially boxing or mixed martial arts, these providers are out on…

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Maine Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Maine medical waste requirements. Maine’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection under the Waste Management Division. The EPA adopted the Biomedical Waste Management Rules in 1989 with an effective date of 1991 and it covers packaging, labeling, handling, storage, transportation, and treatment requirements. The generator…

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Avoid Medical Waste Risks in the Workplace

Medical Waste Risks

How does your facility protect workers from medical waste risk? Healthcare workers are exposed to medical waste risks every day. While their primary focus is on taking care of patients and keeping communities healthy, it’s important for these professionals to make sure that their own health and well-being are also a top priority. How can…

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Louisiana Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Louisiana medical waste requirements. While some states have one governing body regulating medical waste, Louisiana offers three sources for generators of medical waste to refer to for rules, regulations, and protocols. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Occupation Safety and Health Agency (OSHA)…

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