Archive for April 2018

Reducing Medical Waste and Making It More Sustainable

Did you know that you can make significant improvements in your medical waste generation rate by simply implementing an education and training program focused on proper segregation? What percentage of your waste is considered medical waste? If your numbers are on the higher side, you may be classifying your waste incorrectly.  

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Medical Waste Pollution in the U.S.

Exactly how much pollution occurs in the U.S. is unknown, but minimizing what is incinerated is the goal for healthcare facilities. Believe it or not, medical waste removal and disposal is still a rather new topic considering the hundreds of years behind medical treatments and innovation. We started realizing the need for proper medical waste…

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Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

Medical Waste Risks

What are bloodborne pathogens and why did OSHA create a formal standard to deal with the hazards? What are bloodborne pathogens and why did OSHA create a formal standard to deal with the hazards? Bloodborne pathogens are an occupational hazard for healthcare workers and other employees who may be exposed to blood and other potentially…

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Medical Waste Environmental Series: Packaging Your Medical Waste for Disposal

HIPAA's Privacy Rule

Medical waste packaging for pickup and transport is an important part of the disposal process. Here are some fast facts and tips. On-site management of regulated medical waste is a multi-pronged issue, as there are state and federal regulations, all of which cover packaging, disposal, handling, and removal. Many states require that facilities that deal…

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