About Abby Witt

Abby is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Sales Star Networks. She has been with the company since 2021 and writes content across all brands, including Shred Nations, Record Nations, Medical Waste Pros, and ShredTronics. Her three years of experience at Medical Waste Pros have made her an expert in all things document management document shredding medical waste *electronics recycling* and she enjoys keeping up with industry trends to ensure our customers do too.

Entries by Abby Witt

A Guide to Biomedical Waste Management

Mar 20, 2024  /  0 Comments  /  by Biomedical waste poses significant risks to public health and the environment if not managed properly. From hospitals and clinics to research facilities and laboratories, proper disposal of biomedical waste is crucial to prevent the spread of infections and protect our ecosystems. In this guide, we’ll explore the importance of biomedical waste management and provide practical […]

Medical Waste Storage Requirements

Mar 06, 2024  /  0 Comments  /  by Medical waste management is a critical aspect of healthcare operations, encompassing the proper handling, storage, and disposal of materials that could pose health risks if not managed correctly. Among these considerations, medical waste storage requirements are particularly demanding to safeguard against potential hazards to public health and the environment. Understanding and adhering to these regulations […]

Do Colleges Have to Provide Medical Waste Disposal?

Feb 21, 2024  /  0 Comments  /  by Colleges and universities are not just learning hubs. They also care about public health and safety, especially for their students and staff. One critical aspect of maintaining a healthy environment on campus is the proper disposal of medical waste. From research laboratories to health clinics, educational institutions generate significant medical waste that must be handled […]

Infectious Waste Disposal Procedures

Feb 07, 2024  /  0 Comments  /  by Infectious waste is often generated from healthcare facilities, laboratories, and research institutions. It poses a significant risk to public health if not handled and disposed of correctly. Infectious waste disposal demands careful attention to detail and compliance to strict procedures to prevent the spread of diseases and protect both human health and the environment. Understanding […]

How are Sharps Containers Destroyed?

Jan 24, 2024  /  0 Comments  /  by The proper disposal of medical waste, particularly sharps containers, is a vital aspect that directly impacts the safety of both healthcare professionals and the general public. Sharps containers, designed to hold sharp objects like needles and syringes, play a crucial role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. However, the journey doesn’t end when these […]

How to Dispose of Expired Inhalers

Jan 04, 2024  /  0 Comments  /  by Inhalers are a lifeline for millions of people dealing with respiratory conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More than 27 million people in the US have asthma alone. However, just like any other medication, inhalers have an expiration date. Proper disposal of expired inhalers is crucial to ensure environmental safety and the […]

How do Hospitals Dispose of Biohazard Waste?

Dec 20, 2023  /  0 Comments  /  by Managing the aftermath of medical procedures and the disposal of potentially infectious materials is performed daily in healthcare facilities worldwide. Hospitals generate a significant amount of biohazardous waste, which encompasses materials that may pose a threat to human health or the environment. This includes used needles, contaminated dressings, blood-soaked items, and various other materials that […]

What Goes in a Sharps Container?

Dec 06, 2023  /  0 Comments  /  by Medical conditions requiring regular injections or blood testing are increasingly common, and with them comes the responsibility of proper sharps disposal. Sharps, such as needles and lancets, pose a significant risk if not handled and disposed of correctly. In fact, the National Library of Medicine estimates that 385,000 sharps injuries occur each year with hospital […]

Problems with Using an Incinerator for Medical Waste

Nov 29, 2023  /  0 Comments  /  by In the pursuit of effective waste management, the use of incinerators has become a common practice, especially for disposing of medical waste. While the intention is to eliminate hazardous materials, the use of an incinerator for medical waste comes with its own set of problems that we can’t ignore.  Even though the WHO discourages the […]

How A Sharps Mail-Back Program Works

Nov 22, 2023  /  0 Comments  /  by Healthcare is advancing at an unprecedented pace, and it is crucial to address the challenges associated with medical waste. Items like needles and syringes can pose serious health risks if not handled correctly. In recent years, sharps mail-back programs have emerged as an ingenious solution, offering a convenient and safe way to dispose of these […]

OSHA Biohazard Waste Disposal Guidelines

Oct 24, 2023  /  0 Comments  /  by The significance of responsible waste management cannot be overstated. From plastic pollution in our oceans to the proper disposal of hazardous materials, every aspect of waste management needs careful attention. One particularly critical area is biohazardous waste disposal, a subject that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) addresses with great concern.  OSHA biohazard waste […]

What Happens to Biohazard Waste?

Oct 03, 2023  /  0 Comments  /  by In today’s world, we are surrounded by incredible advancements in healthcare, research, and technology that have improved our quality of life. However, these achievements come with a hidden cost – the generation of biohazardous waste. What happens to biohazard waste? Biohazard waste is a category of waste that includes materials contaminated with potentially infectious agents […]