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Archive for October 2017

The Scariest Medical Waste Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

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Is your office making these scary (and costly!) medical waste mistakes? Laboratories, hospitals, private practices, dental facilities, and even veterinary offices are all places that produce medical waste, and they are required by federal, state, and even local laws, to create a medical waste removal plan. Despite the abundance of information on proper disposal and…

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Texas Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Texas medical waste requirements. Texas medical waste is managed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and it oversees the storage, collection, handling, transportation, and processing of medical waste. The stringent set of rules applies to all persons, whether it’s a generator, manager, or third-party waste hauler that processes, stores, and disposes…

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Tennessee Medical Waste Requirements

A look at Tennessee medical waste requirements. Tennessee medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. Medical waste is categorized as “Special Waste,” meaning that it is considered a solid waste, but one that is difficult or dangerous to manage and requires…

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Industries We Serve: Funeral Homes

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Funeral home staff members work with deceased human beings who can harbor a myriad of diseases, which is why this industry is serviced by medical waste haulers. Healthcare facilities like hospitals, dental clinics, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices generate a large amount of daily medical waste.  Less talked about producers of medical waste include tattoo…

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South Dakota Medical Waste Requirements

A look at South Dakota medical waste requirements. South Dakota medical waste is regulated by the state’s Department of Environment of Natural Resources.  The state follows federal standards in terms of medical waste definitions, and the list of infectious waste generally includes “…any waste generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or…

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South Carolina Medical Waste Requirements

A look at South Carolina medical waste requirements. South Carolina medical waste disposal is handled by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.  The state has implemented an infectious waste program, which regulates generators and transporters of medical waste and covers the state’s 7,000 registered infectious waste generators.

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