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Medical Waste Disposal

Medical waste, when improperly treated and disposed of, is potentially harmful to others and to the environment. Medical waste is generated in a number of ways but usually as a result of the treatment, immunization, or care of humans or animals. Due to treatment, waste is generated, and that waste could be potentially dangerous or … Continue reading Medical Waste Disposal

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Secure Information Disposal

How to make sure your organization securely disposes of personal information and is in compliance with document destruction laws: With sensitive information coming in and out of medical practices, healthcare facilities, and large organizations on a daily basis, it’s more crucial than ever to have a secure information destruction service. Having large amounts of personal … Continue reading Secure Information Disposal

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Handling Containers

A huge part of the medical waste disposal industry is the handling, transportation, and use of medical waste containers.  From sharps that have been exposed to pathogens such as HIV or HBV, to bio hazardous materials, containers will hold a variety of different wastes holding risks that can be limited with proper handling.  Healthcare Waste … Continue reading Handling Containers

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Avoiding Risk: Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare Community

Working in the healthcare community has its risks, one being the exposure to bloodborne pathogens.  Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans.  These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  These are serious infections with even more serious … Continue reading Avoiding Risk: Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare Community

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Before and After OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established by Congress under the Occupational Safety and Health Act on April 28, 1971.  Its main purpose is to, “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance”.  And thus far, statistics … Continue reading Before and After OSHA

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