Month: July 2016

The EPA Rule on Pharmaceutical Waste: What You Need to Know

The EPA Rule on Pharmaceutical Waste: What You Need to Know The EPA proposed new Management Standards for Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste sets regulations on how we dispose of pharmaceutical waste. Pharmaceutical waste management is a long and complicated topic that falls within the hub of hazardous waste management. Many studies conducted in the U.S. have …

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Sharps Safety 101

Sharps Safety 101 Sharps related injuries are unfortunately still too common. Prevention and training are key factors to mitigating risk. According to the CDC, there are approximately 385,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries to hospital-based healthcare personnel each year, which is why sharps safety is one of the top concerns in the medical community. On …

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Tips for OSHA Compliance

Tips for OSHA Compliance Whether you work in a medical lab or a veterinary office, there are a set of rules in place to help maintain OSHA compliance. Medical facilities are one of the most hazardous places to work, which is why the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has outlined procedures and protocols to …

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Fast Facts about the Basics of Medical Waste Compliance

10 Facts About Medical Waste Compliance To understand the details of medical waste compliance, you should be familiar with some of the compliance facts. Poor management of medical waste potentially exposes health care workers, waste handlers, patients, and the community at large to infection, toxic effects and injuries, and also risks polluting the environment. Compliance …

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