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Medical Waste Disposal Tips—Regulatory Compliance Checklists Are Key

Medical Waste Disposal Tips—Regulatory Compliance Checklists Are Key

If you run or manage a doctor’s office, you know how important it is to follow each and every regulation related to proper medical waste removal. However, you’re probably also keenly aware of just how many steps that process involves—at the local, state, and federal level. If you’re feeling overwhelmed keeping all these rules and regulations straight, consider the benefits of a regulatory compliance checklist. Such a checklist is essential to keeping your office both safe and compliant.  

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Waste Management Requirements for Pharmaceutical Waste

Waste Management Requirements for Pharmaceutical Waste

Relatively new to the waste management arena, pharmaceutical waste presents a “new frontier” for hazardous waste collection and disposal. Most often generated by hospitals and pharmacies, pharmaceutical waste 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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Space Waste? There’s a Laser for That

Space Waste? There’s a Laser for That

You often think that once something is disposed of and goes to the landfill that it’s gone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In December 2014, 18,000 fruit cakes were discarded at a landfill in Kragujevac, Serbia after the owner of the cakes determined they were spoiled. Surveillance footage later showed the cakes being removed from the landfill and then offered to the public.

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Stolen from a Landfill and Sold to the Public

Stolen from a Landfill and Sold to the Public

You often think that once something is disposed of and goes to the landfill that it’s gone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In December 2014, 18,000 fruit cakes were discarded at a landfill in Kragujevac, Serbia after the owner of the cakes determined they were spoiled. Surveillance footage later showed the cakes being removed from the landfill and then offered to the public.

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Waste Management Requirements for Pharmaceutical Waste

Waste Management Requirements for Pharmaceutical Waste

Relatively new to the waste management arena, pharmaceutical waste presents a “new frontier” for hazardous waste collection and disposal. Most often generated by hospitals and pharmacies, pharmaceutical waste 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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Mini-Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Mini-Guide for Industrial Waste Management

With over one billion tons of municipal solid waste generated worldwide every year, industrial waste management is serious business. Because improper waste treatment and disposal can lead to environmental pollution, and create serious ramifications for human health and safety, all generators of industrial waste need to implement strategic, professional industrial waste management.  While dealing with industrial waste streams can be complicated and overwhelming, understanding the right methodologies and procedures can go a long way towards easing anxiety and providing a framework for action. 

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Consequences of Poor Industrial Waste Disposal Methods/Services

Consequences of Poor Industrial Waste Disposal Methods/Services

For many businesses, the collection and disposal of industrial waste presents a host of challenges. The byproduct of industrial activities, ranging from manufacturing to electronics and auto repair, industrial waste can include scrap metal, chemicals, universal waste, and a myriad of other potentially toxic compounds. When mishandled, industrial waste can cause irreparable damage to humans and the environment and expose organizations to legal liability. One way to mitigate risk and ensure proper collection and disposal involves partnering with a qualified waste management company.  

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Does Your Pathology Lab Properly Remove Hazardous & Biohazard Waste?

Does Your Pathology Lab Properly Remove Hazardous & Biohazard Waste?

If you operate a pathology lab, you likely generate a lot of hazardous waste and biohazard waste that needs to be properly and legally disposed of. Generating this type of waste, however, means you’re subject to a lot of different rules and regulations for how to safely remove it from your facility for treatment. Because this can quickly become overwhelming, the following is a brief overview of what your pathology lab needs to be aware of in order to stay fully compliant.  

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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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