How to Dispose of Medical Waste During Flu Season

Infectious Waste  |  October 10th, 2017

How do medical waste flu season regulations differ from disposal rules at other times? There are a few key differences. Though year-round regulations still apply during flu months, there’s generally more waste generated during flu season. That can mean harried employees are more likely to make mistakes. It can also call for larger containers and...READ ARTICLE

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 ‚ÄėNCIS‚Äô and ‚ÄėCriminal Minds‚Äô, but for those that are true forensics aficionados, the television show ‚ÄėBones‚Äô¬†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