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P-Listed And U-Listed Chemicals

Apr 26, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Chemicals surround us in everyday life, from the water we drink to the products we use. However, not all chemicals are created equal. Some are subject to stringent regulations and oversight, while others fly under the radar, potentially posing risks to human health and the environment. In the realm of chemical safety, two classifications stand […]

UN Bulk Packaging Specifications

Apr 19, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Often it is necessary to transport dangerous materials in bulk, but there are specific guidelines for how to properly pack and label these items to ensure they arrive at their destination undamaged. Materials that require United Nations (UN) bulk packaging specifications can cause harm to people or the environment if not handled correctly. But it’s […]

How to Dispose of Blood and Body Fluids

Apr 12, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Proper disposal of blood and body fluids is not only essential for maintaining a safe and hygienic environment but also plays a critical role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Whether you’re in a healthcare setting, dealing with a household accident, or simply seeking to understand best practices, knowing how to handle and dispose […]

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Traveling With Medicine 

Apr 05, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Traveling With Medicine  Traveling with medicine has more do’s and don’ts than you realize. What can you do with prescribed medicine when you travel? What can’t you do? US and foreign customs regulations can be just as surprisingly strict for simple over-the-counter medication as they are for controlled substances. TSA checkpoints require specific procedures before […]

Can Medical Waste Be Turned Into Energy?

Mar 28, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Can Medical Waste Be Turned Into Energy?  Turning medical waste into energy sounds like something they did on the Starship Enterprise. Is blood, feces, body parts, urine-soaked diapers, and buckets of slobber going to be used to power my food processor? I’d take a pass on that, except for one thing. It isn’t an idea […]

Medical Waste Disposal Methods

Mar 21, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by You take care of how you handle your medical waste. Material is disposed of in appropriate bags with proper labeling, and it is isolated, awaiting pickup for treatment and disposal. You have been responsible and compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. It makes sense you would have questions. What are the medical waste disposal […]

Proper Crime Scene Cleanup Prevents the Spread of Infectious Waste

Mar 14, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Proper Crime Scene Cleanup Prevents the Spread of Infectious Waste Crime scenes are not for the faint of heart, and properly cleaning crime scenes can be dangerous, traumatic, and essential to protecting others. Any kind of human body fluid can be present at a crime scene, and any or all of it can be contaminated […]

Using Encryption for Healthcare Records

Mar 07, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Around 1.4 million Americans fall victim to identity theft each year, and hospital records are one of criminals’ biggest targets. Thieves know the information contained in your hospital records is enough to allow them to take out a loan in your name – as a start. Fortunately, hospitals realize it too and use encryption for […]

Waste Management Challenges in Healthcare

Feb 22, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by The handling, disposal, and recycling of medical waste are waste management challenges for healthcare businesses. Companies must adhere to regulatory standards, continually remember the health risks, consider the environmental threat posed by their policies, and attempt to overcome the obvious and less obvious challenges of medical waste disposal.  What do you do with 16 billion […]

Does Your Workplace Have An Exposure Control Plan?

Feb 08, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by Does Your Workplace Have An Exposure Control Plan? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers who expect their employees to be exposed to either blood or other bodily fluids in the workplace to have an Exposure Control Plan (ECP). The plan’s purpose is to eliminate or minimize the possibility of workers becoming […]

What is Infectious Waste?

Jan 25, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by What is Infectious Waste? Healthcare providers create a unique waste stream that is highly regulated to control the spread of disease and prevent injury. Hospitals and other medical facilities must take proper measures to adequately handle, segregate, and dispose of their medical waste. Proper waste stream identification and segregation are critical in the protection of […]

What is Hazardous Waste?

Jan 10, 2022  /  0 Comments  /  by The term ‘hazardous waste’ has become increasingly prevalent, yet its implications and significance may remain tricky to many. But what is hazardous waste exactly? From the chemicals used in manufacturing to the byproducts of medical procedures, hazardous waste encompasses a broad spectrum of materials that pose risks to human health and the environment if not […]