Archive for October 2018

Crime Scene Cleanup

Biohazard and crime scene cleanup is actually more involved and not exclusive to crime scenes. Crime scene cleanup is different, yet similar to hospital medical waste cleanup, but the difference is it focuses on cleaning and sanitizing homes, businesses, and vehicles after homicides, suicides, industrial accidents, and other traumas.

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Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: The Scary Facts

Frightening fact: unsafe practices and sharps injuries are still leading to transmission and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. 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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How Do Generators Dispose of Amputated Body Parts?

Regulations governing medical waste are defined at a state, rather than a federal level. Adding yet a further level of complexity, authority for medical waste rules often comes from multiple agencies at the state level including state departments of health and environmental agencies. While you may be familiar with sharps waste and red bag waste,…

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October 13th is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Hospice caregivers offer guidance and support to help patients…

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