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

These Diseases Can be Caused by Improperly Disposed-of Medical Waste

Biohazardous Waste Disposal  |  September 11th, 2017

Because it contains a high amount of disease-causing organisms, also called pathogens, medical waste poses a risk when handled improperly and released into the environment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that improper disposal of medical waste can cause the following diseases:    Parasitic Infections  It’s not surprising that labs who regularly test for parasitic infections would have specimens that are positive for parasites....READ ARTICLE

What Are Some Examples of Biohazardous Waste?

Biohazardous Waste Disposal  |  June 14th, 2016

Biohazard waste covers a wide range of things, from human tissue to bloody rags. MedPro lays out what defines biohazard waste and 5 examples of bio waste!READ ARTICLE

The Importance of Having a Spill Kit Ready

Biohazardous Waste Disposal  |  April 30th, 2015

Are you ready for a bloodborne pathogens spill? Make sure you have all of these items in a spill kit in order to contain an emergency bloodborne spill.READ ARTICLE

3 Lessons All Healthcare Facilities Can Learn from the Ebola Virus

Biohazardous Waste Disposal  |  October 14th, 2014

We can all learn some major lessons about proper medical waste disposal from the recent cases of Ebola treated at healthcare facilities in the U.S.READ ARTICLE

Managing Infectious Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U.S. Mortuaries

Biohazardous Waste Disposal  |  October 08th, 2014

The CDC has released guidelines for funeral homes and mortuaries who will be handling remains of a patient who dies in the U.S. of Ebola.READ ARTICLE