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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4 Best Practices for Medical Waste Disposal and Transportation
Dealing with medical waste and transportation requires awareness, implementation of best practices, and compliance with federal, state, and local laws. With so many different types of potential medical waste streams (such as sharps, biological, infectious, pathological, pharmaceutical, etc.) and with different rules and regulations stipulating how each of those types of waste needs to be handled, it can quickly become confusing.
Where Can I Dispose of My Sharps Bin?
Do you know the guidelines that govern sharps disposal in your State? Improper medical waste disposal has real and dire consequences for both people and our environment so it’s essential that healthcare providers are in full compliance when handling and disposing of sharps.
Make Sure You Put Your Sharps in a Puncture-Resistant Sharps Container
Without correct protocols and education, the medical field can be a dangerous place. This is especially true when it comes to the handling and disposal of syringes, needles, or scalpels, otherwise known as “sharps.” In addition to mindful handling during use, one extremely important step for the safety of everyone involved is safe and compliant sharps disposal.
How To Safely Manage Sharps Container Disposal
The company that manages your sharps-disposal program fulfills a crucial role in maintaining the continuity of your patient services; controlling infection; and keeping your hospital, clinic, or pharmacy in legal compliance with federal and state laws.
The #COVID19 pandemic has challenged every aspect of our working lives; at MCF we have been available for medical facilities and institutions helping them navigate correct COVID-19 waste disposal and COVID-19 vaccine handling.
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The EPA Acting Administrator signed the final rule, titled, “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine” on December 11, 2018 and it was published in the Federal Register (FR) on February 22, 2019.
Pharmacies: How to Dispose of Expired Medication
If you run a pharmacy, it’s critical you know all the steps necessary for proper pharmaceutical waste disposal. Failure to be fully compliant with local, state, and federal laws could result in massive fines, and any noncompliance could also present big environmental and safety concerns. The risks and consequences are high, so if you’re at all unsure about your Georgia pharmacy’s compliance, read on!
Georgia Pharmacies: How to Dispose of Expired Medication
If you run a pharmacy within the state of Georgia, it’s critical you know all the steps necessary for proper pharmaceutical waste disposal. Failure to be fully compliant with local, state, and federal laws could result in massive fines, and any noncompliance could also present big environmental and safety concerns. The risks and consequences are high, so if you’re at all unsure about your Georgia pharmacy’s compliance, read on!
Medical Waste Disposal Cost: 6 Ways You Could Be Overpaying
When it comes to your medical waste disposal cost, you could be paying more than necessary—and not even know it. If you suspect you’re overpaying, read on to discover six of the most common ways people are needlessly shelling out for their medical waste removal.