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Archive for June 2018

5 Medical Waste Best Practices for Small Quantity Generators

Small quantity generators don’t always have to abide by the same medical waste laws. Here’s what you need to know. All medical waste generators are required to handle infectious or hazardous waste in accordance with all local and federal laws.  In many states, however, medical waste generators are usually classified by the volume of waste…

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Healthcare Risk Management: Raising Awareness & Safety In the Healthcare Industry

Red Bags Blog Round-Up – January 2019

Healthcare risk management is an important task, and this week we celebrate healthcare risk managers who work so hard to keep patients and communities safe. Risk management in healthcare is potentially more important than in any other industry. Why? Healthcare risk management can mean the difference between life and death, which makes this profession an…

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OSHA Review: Top 5 Ways to Stay OSHA Compliant

Whether you work in a medical lab, private practice, hospital setting, funeral home, or veterinary office, there are a set of rules in place to help maintain OSHA compliance. Whether you work in a medical lab, hospital, tattoo parlor, or a veterinary office, there are a set of rules in place to help maintain OSHA…

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5 Easy Ways Medical Professionals Can Avoid Injury

Working in the healthcare industry often involves a degree of risk. Healthcare workers can be exposed to dangers in the form of injuries, bloodborne pathogens, allergies, and more. In fact, according to OSHA, a hospital is statistically one of the most dangerous places a person can work. According to a Philadelphia workers compensation lawyer, “as…

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Red Bags’ Medical Waste Equipment 101

HIPAA's Privacy Rule

Proper medical waste disposal relies on the right equipment. Medical waste disposal plans help identify and reduce risks of infections in patients and healthcare workers, but any good plan requires proper equipment to make the plan functional to prevent lapses, mistakes, and health risks.  Healthcare facilities and other institutions that deal with hazardous or medical…

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Why It’s a Must for Worker Safety

As an employer, you must perform a hazard assessment of your workplace to determine if hazards require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). 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…

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