Medical Waste Segregation Series: The Importance of Color Coding

Working together with medical waste generators, waste disposal companies (like Red Bags) can ensure public and environmental threats are eliminated and that compliance requirements are met. Proper medical waste disposal is a very serious topic that affects hospitals, medical facilities, and various other industries. To protect the spread of disease, remain compliant with government standards and…

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Handling Radioactive Medical Waste

A closer look at radioactive medical waste in hospitals and medical facilities and how it should be stored and disposed of. When you hear the term “radioactive medical waste,” you might picture someone in a protective suit handling chemicals. That’s how it’s usually portrayed in the movies after all. But radioactive waste can be found…

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Types of Medical Waste from Small Clinical Practices

Here are some examples of common medical waste produced in small clinical practices and how to handle it. With lessening mortality rates and an increased need for medical care across the globe, more and more clinical practices are opening their doors to offer services. Ranging from general to specialized care, these facilities are required to…

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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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Managing High School Chemistry Lab Waste

Administrators, teachers and high school students must be taught and held responsible for the safe handling and waste disposal of chemicals in their labs. Today’s education system is increasingly focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math to help children learn important skills needed to fill job vacancies of the future. While STEM education is a…

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Can Dried Blood Transmit Disease?

Blood is one of the most dangerous substances you can come into contact with. Here’s why you should never touch dried blood. Blood is one of the most dangerous substances a person can come into contact with. Whether you stumble upon blood in public or have witnessed an accident or crime scene, it’s critical to…

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Thanksgiving Travel: Tips for Safe Sharps Disposal

Here are some tips and safeguards that will help make your Thanksgiving travel plans a breeze. Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled holidays of the year. This year, AAA is predicting that 54 million Americans will hit the road to gather with family and friends and share in the festive meal. For those who…

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How to Properly Dispose of Narcan/Naxolone Sharps

In 2016, drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans according to the CDC and that number is steadily climbing. While the epidemic is being fought across the nation to stop drug use and overdoses, there is some hope thanks to Naxolone (Narcan) which can stop an overdose caused by an opioid drug as it is happening. This…

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Tips for At-Home Sharps Disposal on World Diabetes Day

Diabetic Sharps Disposal

Here are tips for at-home sharps disposal in light of World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is a disease that affects individuals and families across the world. The condition, which includes poor response to food and glucose use for energy, is becoming more prevalent today and advocacy to bring awareness and education on the issue is increasing.…

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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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