Barbershops and Medical Waste? The Hazardous Truth

Medical waste is produced within a number of industries, even those that are least expected, including airports, tattoo parlors and even barbershops. Aside from medical counterparts, hazardous waste is produced by facilities from the least expected places. Whether it’s airports or tattoo parlors, the less-common industries are still held to the same standards and regulations…

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Pathacura Merges with Red Bags

Combined company will offer medical waste disposal, sharps disposal, and compliance training for medical waste generators in the state of Connecticut. Red Bags and Pathacura, providers of safe, compliant medical waste disposal services, today announced the merger of the two companies, creating a leading brand for medical waste generators to rely on for compliant disposal.…

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Are Soiled Linens Considered Medical Waste?

Sharps, surgical instruments, and red bag waste are all held to the same laws for medical waste disposal, but what about soiled linens? Medical waste segregation and using properly marked containers is not only good practice, it’s economical and leads to less waste.  Medical waste segregation deals with sharps waste, red bag waste, and general…

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Press Release: Code Red Merges With Red Bags

The Red Bags/Code Red merger offers unmatched local presence in New York City, while providing greater integration of services. Red Bags, one of New York’s leading medical waste disposal companies, today announced its merger with Code Red. This transaction fills a need in the current healthcare medical waste disposal system, and presents a unique opportunity…

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Best Practices vs. Medical Waste Disposal Laws

Medical facilities shouldn’t rely on the minimum legal standard for medical waste removal, but rather focus on the highest standards for patient and staff safety.   A medical waste removal program is designed to adhere to regulatory compliance and follow medical waste disposal laws to the letter.  Proper medical waste disposal is also about mitigating risk…

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What Medical Waste Training Is Required (and How Often) For Staff

OSHA Certification

Trained healthcare employees who are responsible for the safe disposal of medical waste is a necessity for the safety of patients and staff.  But how often staff will need to be trained will depend on the task … The EPA and OSHA have resources for healthcare facilities to create a training program that will ensure…

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Who Is Responsible for Packaging Medical Waste?

Medical waste packaging includes red bags, sharps containers, biohazard containers, and more.  But whose responsibility is it to ensure that medical waste goes where it belongs? On-site management of regulated medical waste is a multi-pronged issue, as there are state and federal regulations, all of which cover packaging, disposal, handling, and removal.  Many states require…

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Data Breaches in Healthcare On the Rise

For years the healthcare industry has been a prime target for cybercriminals, and there is no sign of healthcare data breaches slowing down. Healthcare data breaches are not only a costly catastrophe, but an event that compromises the safety and identity of customers.  The Ponemon Institute estimates that data breaches cost the healthcare industry approximately…

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