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Best Practices for Veterinarians to Remove Biohazardous Medical Waste

Best Practices for Veterinarians to Remove Biohazardous Medical Waste

It’s not surprising that doctors’ offices and hospitals needs to properly and legally dispose of all the biohazardous materials generated in that facility. However, the exact same rules apply to veterinarians, yet many are not fully complying with the legal regulations surrounding that waste disposal. If you work in a veterinarian’s office, it is crucial that you comply with every law dealing with biohazardous material.  

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How Medical Waste is Treated and Disposed

How Medical Waste is Treated and Disposed

Treatment and disposal methods of medical waste relies on the type of waste. Hazardous waste treatment and disposal regulations are different than regulations for non-hazardous waste. All medical waste needs to be identified and segregated to ensure that proper management processes are involved, following federal and state guidelines.

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Proper Ways to Collect and Transport Industrial Waste

Proper Ways to Collect and Transport Industrial Waste

Following proper ways to collect and transport industrial waste is vital, especially with increasingly specific laws focused on protecting the environment. Any generator of industrial waste must manage and dispose of it properly and in compliance with federal and state and local laws.

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What is considered Hazardous Waste in Retail Settings?

What is considered Hazardous Waste in Retail Settings?

If you’re the owner or manager of a moderately-sized retail store, you probably don’t consider yourself a RCRA hazardous waste generator. But in the eyes of the EPA, the chances are manifold that you are—and it’s their eyes that count, in a very big way.

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Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

If you generate any hazardous materials in your line of work, it’s imperative you know your EPA generator status. Whether you’re a large quantity generator or a conditionally exempt small quantity generator or in between, your status dictates important aspects of how you store, transport, and report on your waste. Failure to comply with federal and state regulations and laws that apply to your status could result in steep fines.

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Consequences of Not Knowing a Waste Management Contract Renewal Date

Consequences of Not Knowing a Waste Management Contract Renewal Date

If your medical facility has a waste management contract, it is very important that you know exactly when your contract comes up for renewal, especially if you’re not happy with your current services. If you lose track of it and accidently allow that contract to automatically renew, it very well could end up costing your medical facility a great deal of time, money, and frustration.

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South Carolina Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

South Carolina Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the authority in South Carolina that regulates hazardous waste management, doing so in concurrence with the 1978 South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act.

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Are Emergency Response Numbers Required on Hazardous Waste Manifests?

Are Emergency Response Numbers Required on Hazardous Waste Manifests?

One of the most important aspects of handling, transporting, and properly disposing of hazardous waste is obviously safety. Preparation for potential emergencies needs to be in place in case something unexpected happens during transport, especially in regard to hazardous waste. One such security measure is the inclusion of emergency response numbers on the hazardous waste manifest.

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Hazardous Glass & Plastic Disposal

Hazardous Glass & Plastic Disposal

Whether you’re dealing with a broken beaker, discarded slides, or a used syringe barrel, hazardous glass and plastic waste should be categorized and disposed of according to its type and use. Though such items often appear harmless, the truth can be alarming, especially in healthcare or pharmaceutical industries. The process for safe hazardous glass and plastic disposal starts with proper identification.

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Can I Ship My Expired Medications to a Reverse Distributor?

Can I Ship My Expired Medications to a Reverse Distributor?

Be aware of the regulations regarding disposal of medications, whether they’re expired or not. Strict regulations that govern how you can dispose of expired medications are in place, both on federal and state levels. Don’t put your facility at risk due to improper or unsafe medication disposal processes. One particular area of confusion relates to shipping expired medications to a reverse distributor.

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Georgia Medical Waste Regulations for Doctors’ Offices and Hospitals

Georgia Medical Waste Regulations for Doctors’ Offices and Hospitals

Whether you run a small rural clinic or a 500-bed hospital in Georgia, you need to abide by a number of overarching medical waste regulations. Outside state-specific regulations are those of the federal government. Your doctor’s office or hospital must follow the rules of both to maintain compliance. While requirements for medical waste management in a small doctor’s office are not the same as the scope as that of a large hospital, you should be aware of (and working with people who are aware of) potential similarities and differences.

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What is Industrial Solid Waste?

What is Industrial Solid Waste?

An “industrial solid waste stream” can include a wide variety of substances, both hazardous and non-hazardous. So, it’s important to analyze the different types of raw materials that input your manufacturing processes, as well as what kinds of wastes they create.

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