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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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Medical Waste Management for Funeral Homes

Medical Waste Management for Funeral Homes Healthcare facilities like hospitals, dental clinics, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices generate a large amount of daily medical waste.  Less talked about producers of medical waste include tattoo parlors and funeral homes, both of which deal with instruments that come in contact with bodily fluids and other regulated medical …

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MRSA, Zika, & Ebola: Medical Waste Removal With Emerging Pathogens

MRSA, Zika, & Ebola: Medical Waste Removal With Emerging Pathogens In the last few years, there have been many alarming headlines about emerging pathogens, from Ebola, to MRSA, and now the Zika virus. While the news may cause concern for many, there are policies, processes, and laws in place to help control and mitigate risks …

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Improper Disposal of Medication is Costly to Health and Environment

Improper Disposal of Medication is Costly to Health and Environment Prescription and over-the-counter medication, while helpful and necessary for health care, can be harmful to people, animals, and the environment if not disposed of properly. Reliable and concrete statistics are hard to come by, but it’s a safe assumption that we, as consumers, are responsible …

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It’s National Smile Month. How’s the Health of Your Dental Office?

It’s National Smile Month. How’s the Health of Your Dental Office?   Along with ringing in Summer and schools letting out, there’s a reason for several million smiles across the country this time of year: it’s National Smile Month. National Smile Month is an oral health campaign to raise awareness of important health issues, and …

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What Government Agencies Are Responsible for Medical Waste Disposal?

What Government Agencies Are Responsible for Medical Waste Disposal? There are a variety of resources and agencies that oversee the proper disposal of medical waste, but managing compliance can be confusing. There is no one answer to the question of who is responsible for medical waste disposal, as regulations vary by state and local requirements. …

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