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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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