As the costs of disposing of waste in landfills continue to rise—costs in money and harm to the environment—organizations continue to seek better solutions. For many business leaders, a zero-waste-to-landfill path has crossed their minds many times; however, the upfront costs of this path are intimidating.
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Properly disposing of certain kinds of waste often involves medical waste incinerators. Due to stringent environmental laws, they must adhere to federal and state guidelines that dictate exactly what type of waste needs to be incinerated and how medical waste generators need to go about storing, transporting, and disposing of that waste. If you’re unaware of these laws—or simply misunderstand their rules—you are still liable to face fines for non-compliance. Therefore, it’s important to know everything you can associated with the medical waste incineration process.
Medical waste management entails so many rules and protocols you must follow, and under that umbrella, hospital waste management is certainly no exception. Creating and following a best practices plan for your hospital waste management helps to ensure that you remain in compliance with hospital-specific regulations of your locality, state, and the federal government.
Cradle-to-grave responsibility is often discussed in terms of waste disposal, but can sometimes be misinterpreted. Businesses and organizations looking to limit their liability and guarantee compliance with their waste disposal strategy may look into “cradle-to-grave” disposal options – but what does that really mean for accomplishing their goals?
If you’re in any field that generates medical waste, you must be aware of all federal medical regulations as they pertain to that waste. It’s not as straightforward as simply familiarizing yourself with overarching federal medical waste regulations. A number of federal agencies are involved with creating and assuring that rules are being followed.
If you work in a medical facility as a trained healthcare professional or an ancillary or support employee of a doctor’s office, a hospital, or any other clinical setting, it’s important to protect yourself from potentially dangerous contact with infectious materials or other work-related dangers.
This blog entry clarifies some confusing terms that surround “industrial waste” and provides 17 examples of such waste across six industries. Read more!
Many rules and potential violations come into play with hazardous waste management protocols, and one place that many companies fail to comply is with their hazardous waste contingency plans. If you’re not certain your contingency plan is up to standard or if you’re not even sure if your company has one, read on!
College and Universities that produces any regulated or hazardous waste that can’t simply be thrown away in the trash can needs to have a well-planned and cost-effective waste management plan.
Materials are considered hazardous waste in Pennsylvania if they’re determined to be a threat to the environment or human health when not properly stored, transported, treated, or disposed of.
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Doctor’s offices and hospitals are bound to end up with expired medications. However, as with many items that constitute medical waste, you cannot simply throw those medications in the trash. Rather, they must be properly disposed of.
In Virginia, if a private business, government agency, or some other enterprise determines that it generates hazardous waste, it is responsible for managing such waste from “cradle to grave,” meaning from its initial generation until its ultimate disposal.
Several federal laws safeguard employees’ health & the environment in dry cleaning. Compliance avoids hefty fines & penalties. Proper knowledge, management, & disposal of materials are crucial.
Managing compliant, safe, and proper red bag waste disposal can save your medical facility money, but it’s also important for so many other reasons. Saving money is great, but so too is protecting your employees, the public, and the environment. Healthcare waste streams are carefully regulated, so knowledge and management of proper ‘red bag’ collection and disposal processes are essential.
Hazardous waste disposal rules are always in flux. Individual states occasionally need to modify theirs to be consistent with and no less stringent than their EPA federal counterparts. And so we occasionally focus on an individual state—this time Ohio.
Any time you dispose of waste into a container, that container must be able to safely store that waste. That means that containers have different specifications, depending on the type of waste you’re putting into it.
In a pathology lab, you likely know that the facility generates hazardous waste and biohazard waste that needs to be properly and legally disposed of.