Archive for August 2017

Ohio Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Ohio medical waste requirements. Ohio medical waste disposal is regulated by the state’s EPA’s Infectious Waste Program. The agency oversees the generation, treatment, packaging, storage, transportation, and disposal of all infectious waste across the state. According to the Ohio EPA, small quantity generators and large quantity generators have different disposal requirements.  Small…

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Industries We Serve: Veterinary Practices

Several types of waste generated in the typical clinical veterinary practice are considered regulated veterinary medical waste. Hospitals, medical spas, healthcare facilities, and research laboratories are just a few of the facilities that produce hazardous waste, and while some like tattoo parlors may seem surprising, facilities like veterinary practices are anything but. Of course, veterinary…

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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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