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Red Bags Blog Round Up – November 2018

Here’s what you missed on the Red Bags blog this month. November was a busy month for Red Bags on the news and best practices front. Here’s a quick rundown of the topics we’ve been discussing.

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5 Safety Tips for Health Care Workers

Health care workers play a very crucial role in the survival of humanity. They are constantly exposed to dangerous health situations because they have the intention to provide care to people who are not feeling well. Some of the health risks that healthcare workers are exposed to include radioactive materials, injuries from needles, exposure to…

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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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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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Is it Time to Classify Plastics as Hazardous Wastes?

Plastics are chemically inert, that’s a common belief. Yet in 2013, in the science journal Nature, a group of scientists started a call to classify plastics as hazardous wastes. Their argument? Plastics, like the typical hazardous waste we all know, also pose harm to human health and the environment, and that applying hazardous waste disposal…

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What Happens to Medical Waste Eventually?

Every day, a relatively large amount of potentially infectious and hazardous waste is generated in health care organizations like hospitals and other facilities around the world.  This bio-medical waste must be carefully treated and disposed of in order to avoid contamination and the spread of infectious pathogens. That is why many health facilities and hospitals…

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