Public Safety

Product Recall: Valsartan

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA today confirmed a voluntary recall to the consumer / user level of 29 lots of single and 51 lots of combination valsartan...

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The Scoop on E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that  look like a real cigarette: kind of pen-shaped. Some look a bit different- those with refillable tanks, for example ....

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Product Recall: MyNicNaxs.com

MyNicNaxs, LLC, Deltona, FL is voluntarily recalling all lots of dietary supplements distributed nationwide to consumers and stores. All lots means every bottle that went out...

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Is Shaking Hands a Risky Business?

The handshake dates back to the 5th century B.C., in Greece. It was a symbol of peace, each man showing empty hands to prove he...

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Keep the Leash On!

Your dog may be flawless and always listens to your commands. Your dog may be perfectly trained and would never move without your permission. Your...

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How do I dispose of home generated medical waste?

Click here for a list of FREE approved locations to drop off home medical waste at, in California. How do I dispose of home-generated medical...

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Medical Identity Theft- the New Frontier

Is Medical Identity Theft the new frontier for Identity Theft? More and more healthcare organizations rely on the collection and use of personal data via online...

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Hazards at the Hotel and How to Avoid Them

Are hotels as clean as their lobbies would make you think? I spend my day trying to minimize people’s exposure to harmful pathogens. Medical settings...

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Illegal Dumping of Medical Waste is an Expensive Gamble

This past June, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection let it be known that violations with medical waste disposal for hospitals will be treated harshly....

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California’s Role in Shaping the Medical Waste Disposal Industry

When it comes to medical waste disposal rules and practices, no one is doing it better than the state of California. Since 1972, state lawmakers...

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199 Cases Where Toxic Agents Almost Slipped Through the Cracks

The Federal Select Agent Program conducted their first ever annual report, discovering 199 instances where lab technicians were inadvertently exposed to toxic or infectious substances...

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OSHA Weighs in on Blood Collection Tubes and Recycling

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees practices and policies that could be hazardous to the physical well-being of workers in any field. With...

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Preventing zoonotic disease transmission inside of a veterinary practice

There are standards for precautions in veterinary medicine that are designed to help stop the spread of certain diseases from animals to the humans caring...

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Read your Medical Waste Disposal Contract!

Before signing a contract with any vendor, for any service, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re getting what your business needs at a...

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