What is Medical Waste? Definition, Types, Examples & More

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Medical waste disposal is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges faced by healthcare providers. It’s often complicated by other concerns like HIPAA, epidemiology, potential civil litigation, and state and local regulation. Because at MedPro Waste Disposal we aim to help providers become better providers, we’re taking a look at the key concepts around medical waste....Read Article

MedPro Disposal Partners With PCIHIPAA To Offer HIPAA Compliance Services

MedPro Disposal Addresses A Key Challenge for Healthcare Organizations Seeking To Safeguard Patient Information MedPro Disposal, a leader in medical waste disposal services, is pleased to announce its new partnership with PCIHIPAA, a leading Payments Card Industry (PCI) and HIPAA compliance provider. The partnership is focused on protecting MedPro Disposal clients from the onslaught of HIPAA...Read Article

5 Steps to OSHA’s Medical Waste Compliance

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5 Easy Steps to OSHA’s Medical Waste Compliance The risks posed to healthcare professionals, patients, waste management specialists and the environment from medical waste are substantial, which is why the use, collection and disposal of this waste is closely regulated. In order to diminish the harmful ramifications of mismanaged medical waste, the Occupational Safety and...Read Article

PRESS RELEASE: MedPro Disposal joins forces with MFI Medical to Provide Additional Value to Customers

MFI and MedPro will work together to help customers save on all their practice needs. NAPERVILLE, IL, USA, August 3, 2018 / MFI Medical Equipment, Inc. (MFI) has joined forces with MedPro Disposal, LLC(MedPro) to help provide their clients with an alternative solution for their required services. With surcharges and additional fees on the rise...Read Article

Laredo, Texas Medical Waste Disposal

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Texas-Specific Regulations for Proper Disposal of Medical Waste Since it became one of the official United States in the mid-1800s, people have been flocking to the great state of Texas. In fact, back in the 19th-century, the letters “G.T.T” became common shorthand for “Gone to Texas.” This was the quick way people let their families...Read Article

Biohazard Waste Examples

What is Biohazard Waste? Some States define Biohazard waste specifically. Below are a few examples from California and Iowa for examples only. As always call MedPro or check with your health department on your specific state requirements. California’s definition of “Biohazardous waste” includes all of the following: Regulated medical waste, clinical waste, or biomedical waste...Read Article

Medical Waste Managment For Funeral Homes

According to the National Funeral Directors Association (article cited below) the best practices for funeral directors to keep the health and safety of the communities they live and work in are outlined below. If you have any questions contact MedPro Waste Disposal today 888-641-6131 or call your local health department. “Funeral directors are trained to...Read Article

Importance of Proper Sharps Disposal in the Home

  Ron Stoker Executive Director ISIPS International Sharps Injury Prevention Society Healthcare workers worldwide are concerned about needlesticks and other sharps injuries that result in life-threatening infections.  This includes home healthcare professionals and waste management personnel.   Home healthcare uses needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors and infusion sets. These sharps are used at home to manage...Read Article

Biohazard Waste Disposal Guide

Originally Posted 02/16 updated 05/18 Biohazard waste is waste that is contaminated with blood or other infectious materials. The infectious materials pose a risk of spreading disease in humans, animals and the environment. Biohazard waste is typically treated in an autoclave process which renders the waste harmless and then it is disposed of.  Medical waste...Read Article

Biohazard Bags

Article previously published 2016 – updated 2018 Biohazard Bags – Why are Most Red? Biohazardous waste bags must be either RED or clear (orange bags are not allowed) and labeled with either the words “Biohazardous Waste,” or with a biohazard symbol and the word “Biohazard.” These bags must be disposable and impervious to moisture, and...Read Article