Regulatory Compliance

Hazardous Mail

Hazards are Everywhere. We already know this. They are in the air, in our house, in our trash... and  now, hazardous mail. We may be...

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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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Do You Know Where Your Surgery Center’s Medical Waste Will Eventually End Up?

The journey of medical waste begins the moment it is removed from the human body. In a surgery center, it could be a small tumor...

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The Importance of Biological Waste Disposal for Doctor’s Offices

You are likely already familiar with the terminology biological waste, and those bright red bags that yell out “handle with caution”. But do you know...

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Are You Up to Speed on Texas Medical Waste Disposal Regulations

Medical waste disposal for clinics, and other health care facilities, in Texas has recently changed. The Texas legislature revised the rules during their 84th regular...

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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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How often should I schedule pick up for my medical waste disposal?

As a matter of fact, there aren’t any Federal infectious medical waste disposal regulations at this time. This issue was left for each State to...

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The Dangers of Medical Waste Disposal

The International Red Cross states: “Hospitals are responsible for the waste they produce. They must ensure that the handling, treatment, and disposal of that waste...

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Medical Waste Disposal: Destination

Hopefully, if you’re reading my blog, you’re in the healthcare industry and you have an OSHA-compliant medical waste disposal program in place. You know what...

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SECOND NATURE- The beauty of OSHA Compliance Program Training.

It will soon be the Jewish New Year; a time when we take stock of how our life is being spent and doing inventory to...

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Demystifying Bio-hazardous waste!

What is Biohazardous Waste? Biohazardous waste, also called, “infectious waste”, or “biomedical waste”, is any waste that contains infectious materials or potentially infectious substances, like...

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