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Archive for August 2018

All About Chemotherapy/Chemo Waste

Out of all the medical procedures, chemotherapy generates some of the most hazardous waste in the medical field. Here’s what you need to know. Chemotherapy generates some of the most hazardous waste in the medical field simply because these substances are highly toxic and corrosive. Chemotherapy/chemo waste is characterized as a hazardous chemical waste by…

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Medical Waste Innovations: The Future of Medical Waste Disposal

Red Bags Blog Round-Up – January 2019

Medical waste disposal is much more innovative than it was decades ago. With economical choices that are also environmentally more responsible, medical waste disposal is easier, safer, and better than ever. Believe it or not, medical waste removal and disposal is still a rather new topic considering the hundreds of years behind medical treatments and…

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What Is the Average Cost of a HIPAA or OSHA Violation?

OSHA and HIPAA carry serious fines if any facility is found in violation. Here’s what you need to know about fines, how much they can cost, and what you can do to mitigate risk. Ensuring OSHA compliance in a healthcare environment can be a daunting task, mostly because of the amount of activity and work…

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August 15 Is National Relaxation Day. Here’s Spa Medical Waste 101

Medical spa waste is generated from medical spas that help patients with cosmetic enhancements, including Botox injections, skin rejuvenation and more. National Relaxation Day is here, and what better excuse than to visit the spa to celebrate? While many flock to spas for massages and facials, there is a growing demand in the spa industry…

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Dental Carpule Disposal: Best Practices

Dental carpule disposal involves understanding local, state, and federal regulations and agencies. These agencies and regulations are designed to keep you and your patients safe.  What exactly happens to dental carpules once they are used?

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Is Lidocaine a Hazardous Waste?

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that works by blocking nerve signals in the body and is commonly used by medical practitioners for a variety of procedures.  While it is considered a pharmaceutical, is lidocaine a hazardous waste?

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Types of Hazardous Waste at the Dental Office

Despite the complexity of waste management, dental offices must evaluate the types of wastes generated and dispose of such waste properly.  Dental practices should first determine if the waste is a hazardous waste regulated by Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) or just simply general waste. Here are the different types of hazardous waste at…

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