Archive for July 2017

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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Nebraska Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Nebraska medical waste requirements. Solid waste in the state of Nebraska is covered by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), however, in its solid waste management regulations, medical waste is not specifically addressed, only defined. That’s not to say the state doesn’t regulate hazardous waste. The only mention of this type…

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