TV Show Incorporates Hazardous Medical Waste as Part of Plot Scripts

Biohazard Waste  |  September 29th, 2017

 Relinquishing hazardous medical waste for elimination is carefully monitored by many government agencies. A to episode covering the efforts of a medical waste company kept a deadly virus from entering the population.   The most popular have been both ‘NCIS’ and ‘Criminal Minds’, but for those that are true forensics aficionados, the television show ‘Bones’ has become top on...READ ARTICLE

The Effects of Biohazard Waste on the Environment

Biohazard Waste  |  September 27th, 2017

Biohazardous waste, also known as infectious or biomedical waste, is any waste that contains infectious materials or potentially infectious substances such as blood. Of particular concern are sharps such as scalpel blades, needles, glass pipettes, or any other waste material that may cause an injury during handling.   Biohazardous waste must be handled according to strict federal, state and local regulations. Mishandled biohazard waste poses...READ ARTICLE

5 Ways to Make OSHA Training More Effective 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 25th, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a strict set of safety and occupational health and safety standards in place to be followed by not only hospitals and large medical complexes, but also smaller medical and dental offices.   If you own your own practice, you most likely understand the importance of following these guidelines, not only for public safety but...READ ARTICLE

10 Do’s and Don’t’s of Proper Sharps Disposal 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 20th, 2017

Improperly disposed sharps pose a serious threat not only to healthcare professionals and their patients, but also to medical waste specialists and members of the community. To help you eliminate this threat and ensure the safety of your staff and others, here are 10 Dos and Don’t’s of proper sharps disposal.   DO: Immediately place used needles and other sharps in their proper...READ ARTICLE

Veterinary Office Medical Waste Information 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 13th, 2017

Veterinarian offices are often a flurry of patients and pet parents in all states of emotional disarray. It is easy for staff to forget about medical waste guidelines when dealing with injuries and treatments. The priority for safety and efficacy must prevail to assure hazardous waste is appropriately dealt with.  Each state, and in many...READ ARTICLE

Biohazard Waste Facts Every Healthcare Provider Should Know

Biohazard Waste  |  June 28th, 2017

Each year, tons of biohazard waste is disposed of from countless medical facilities around the country. From soiled linens to used needles, once these items become contaminated, they must be handled with the utmost care. While special biohazard containers make disposal easy and safe for caregivers, accidents can and often do happen. Because these items...READ ARTICLE

Why Do We Use Biohazard Bags?

Biohazard Waste  |  October 28th, 2016

Dispose of Facilities Waste Healthcare providers and facilities alike produce medical/biohazardous waste daily. This medical/biohazardous cannot be disposed of with your normal garbage due to many factors. This waste must be disposed of in a separate specified container/bags. Unlike your normal trash bags, these biohazard bags must be equipped to handle potentially dangerous material. To...READ ARTICLE

What Are Biohazardous Waste Bags?

Biohazard Waste  |  October 26th, 2016

Biohazard waste is generally defined as any waste contaminated with potentially infectious agents or materials that may pose a threat to public health or the environment. Biohazardous waste bags are what will collect theses agents or materials. Biohazardous waste differs from medical waste. Medical waste is generated in labs or clinical settings that is not...READ ARTICLE

What Do Hospitals Do with Their Biohazardous Waste?

Biohazard Waste  |  October 26th, 2016

Collection of Waste When healthcare facilities produce medical waste, it must be collected properly. This will make sure that hospitals/facilities are compliant with federal OSHA regulations and various local regulations. There are specific rules of what can disposed of in these biohazardous waste bags. For example, if there are any sharps or needles, those would...READ ARTICLE

Is It Illegal to Throw Biohazardous Waste in the Garbage?

Biohazard Waste  |  October 26th, 2016

Improper disposal of medical waste can result in hefty fines, sometimes upwards of millions of dollars, and potentially prison time. Companies located from California to Pennsylvania have been fined anywhere from $200,000 to 20 million dollars!READ ARTICLE