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How to Keep Your Staff Committed to Healthcare Training

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving and with such changes come the need for proper training and even retraining, on a regular routine; this is especially critical because of legislative regulations in place for the health industry. Such training keeps your healthcare facility running smoothly and efficiently and helps prevent possible issues with compliance and…

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Tattoo Parlors and Waste Disposal

If you own a tattoo parlor, you are likely aware that your needle sharps and other infectious waste need to be disposed of separately from your regular garbage.  Did you know however, that some medical waste companies like WasteSafe, can work with you to ensure this potentially dangerous waste, is collected and disposed of appropriately? …

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Expired Medication? Here’s How Your Pharmacy Should Handle it

If you are involved in the pharmaceutical industry, one of the greatest advantages a medical waste disposal company can offer you, is knowledge and expertise on how to handle medication that has expired. As you know, medications expire all the time and sometimes they even reach their expiration date while they are being stored inside…

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Does Your Medical Office have Compliance Plan in Place?

Compliance in a medical setting is simply essential. This is in relation to everything regarding medical waste disposal and what is involved in following HIPAA guidelines. Own and operate a small family practice?  It is important to remember that you are not exempt from maintaining these industry standards just because you do not have a…

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How Does Our Environment Experience the Effects of Biohazardous Waste?

Bio-hazardous waste which is also referred to as any waste considered infectious, is waste made up of infectious substances such as blood. What is of greatest concern while handling, are sharps such as scalpel blades, needles, and glass pipettes, as they can quickly and very easily cause injury if handled improperly. In fact, there are…

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Why are Specialized Bio-hazard Containers Necessary for Certain Waste?

Medical waste containers are nothing new, and whether you are a patient or medical professional you are likely well familiarized with what these look like; perhaps you’ve seen them at your local medical clinic or the last hospital visit you had. They were designed specifically with the intention of protecting the health and safety of…

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Managing Medical Waste in Your Nursing Home

When it comes to medical waste and regulations associated with disposal and how disposal practices affect our environment, nursing homes may not come to mind. Rather, likely you think about hospitals or larger health facilities as locations that generate large amounts of medical waste. While true in terms of volume, it is important to note…

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