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Lab Pack Disposal: What Schools and Universities Need to Know

Lab Pack Disposal: What Schools and Universities Need to Know

Any school or university that has a laboratory (especially anything associated with a chemistry department) more often than not has expired samples and chemicals that need to be safely disposed via proper lab pack disposal. Improper disposal of any hazardous materials increase both security risks as well as compliance breaches, resulting in fines and penalties for the university or education facility.

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Medical Document Destruction Cost: The Numbers Might Shock You

Medical Document Destruction Cost: The Numbers Might Shock You

Medical document shredding is an important consideration for any medical facility. Not only does it protect a patient’s private information, but it also keeps you in compliance with all HIPAA OSHA requirements. As with many OSHA requirements, being in full compliance can save you from fines and other punitive actions against your facility.

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How Do I Know If I Have Hazardous Waste or Non-Hazardous Waste?

How Do I Know If I Have Hazardous Waste or Non-Hazardous Waste?

The type of waste you generate (whether hazardous or non-hazardous) directly impacts handling, transport and disposal requirements. Because the rules vary according to the waste type (and because the generator of the waste is always liable for that waste), your very first step in any hazardous waste management plan should be determining the type of waste you have.

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What Is an EPA Hazardous Waste Code?

What Is an EPA Hazardous Waste Code?

Improper hazardous waste disposal leads to groundwater and soil contamination that negatively affects people and animals coming into contact it. Such exposure can cause serious illness, disease, and potentially death. To prevent negative impact on humans and the environment, regulations are instituted with safety in mind, and a large part of that safety component is the use of waste codes.

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What Is Pathological Waste, and How Do I Dispose of It?

What Is Pathological Waste, and How Do I Dispose of It?

Defined as any type of waste consisting of human or animal body parts, Pathological waste is a regulated healthcare waste stream that must be collected and disposed of in line with state and federal regulations. Learn the best practice requirements that exist in your state for compliance and cost management.

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What You Need to Know about Hazardous Waste Management in Georgia

What You Need to Know about Hazardous Waste Management in Georgia

If you run a manufacturing plant or otherwise generate hazardous waste from a healthcare facility or local business in Georgia, it is imperative you know how to properly dispose of this waste appropriate. As Georgia locals, let our experts at MCF help you navigate requirements specific to the hazardous waste types your facility is generating.

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Make Sure You Put Your Sharps in a Puncture-Resistant Sharps Container

Make Sure You Put Your Sharps in a Puncture-Resistant Sharps Container

Without correct protocols and education, the medical field can be a dangerous place. This is especially true when it comes to the handling and disposal of syringes, needles, or scalpels, otherwise known as “sharps.” In addition to mindful handling during use, one extremely important step for the safety of everyone involved is safe and compliant sharps disposal.

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What Is RCRA Hazardous Waste?

What Is RCRA Hazardous Waste?

No matter what industry you’re in, there are a variety of categories that relate to generated waste. It’s essential that you and your employees all understand these different categories because the type of waste you’re dealing with will dictate how that waste needs to be stored, containerized, transported, and treated before disposal. One particularly important category is RCRA hazardous waste.  

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