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What Is the Difference Between a Manifest and a Bill of Lading?

What Is the Difference Between a Manifest and a Bill of Lading?

Hazardous waste manifest – does the term make your pulse race a bit faster or your blood pressure rise a bit? That would be understandable since there is a lot at stake and a significant amount of details to cover when dealing with such waste paperwork. For organizations operating in one of the many industries that generate waste, it is more than likely that you have heard of the terms “shipping manifest” and “bill of lading.”

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Waste Management Requirements for Pharmaceutical Waste

Waste Management Requirements for Pharmaceutical Waste

Is everyone in your medical facility or pharmacy familiar with the laws regarding pharmaceutical waste management and disposal processes? While most pharmaceutical waste is generated by hospitals and pharmacies, pharmaceutical waste in any healthcare scenario presents a unique set of challenges due to the complexity of its varied waste stream and evolving understanding of its impact on human health and the environment.

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Medical Waste Incinerator | Why It’s Important to Medical Practices

Medical Waste Incinerator | Why It’s Important to Medical Practices

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.

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Hospital Waste Management Best Practices

Hospital Waste Management Best Practices

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.

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What Does Cradle-to-Grave Responsibility Really Mean?

What Does Cradle-to-Grave Responsibility Really Mean?

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?

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Federal Laws Regarding Medical Waste Regulations

Federal Laws Regarding Medical Waste Regulations

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.

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Different Types of OSHA Training for Doctors’ Offices

Different Types of OSHA Training for Doctors’ Offices

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.

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What Is a Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan?

What Is a Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan?

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!

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How Do I Dispose of Expired Medications?

How Do I Dispose of Expired Medications?

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.

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Virginia Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

Virginia Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

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.

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How Proper Red Bag Waste Disposal Can Save You Money

How Proper Red Bag Waste Disposal Can Save You Money

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.

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Ohio Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

Ohio Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

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.

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