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

Protection against Pregnancy and HIV with New Birth Control  

Doctors  |  September 22nd, 2017

In the global fight to control the spread of HIV and address birth control to help women in countries that are experiencing overpopulation and reduced quality of life for both women and children, there is a new trial involving a vaginal ring that acts as both a contraceptive and releases an anti-HIV drug.   Researchers have...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

Everything You Wanted to Know About Mailing Back Medical Waste

Sharps  |  August 16th, 2017

If your practice generates even a small amount of medical waste, you’re most likely aware of the myriad local and federal regulations that go along with said waste. The number of workplace and environmental safety guidelines are staggering. About the only thing more daunting to try and keep up with are the ever-changing Meaningful Use...READ ARTICLE

Where Do I Get Sharps Containers?

Sharps  |  October 28th, 2016

Where Can You Obtain a Sharp Container? To obtain a sharps container, there are a couple of options you should consider. The first option is to buy a container through a medical waste disposal company. You can get a sharp container through medical waste disposal companies by ether calling them or ordering the box online....READ ARTICLE

When Should I Dispose of my Sharps Container?

Sharps  |  October 28th, 2016

To ensure safe disposal of any sharps your facility has, disposal of the sharps container must be done when necessary. Not following proper procedure when disposing sharps containers can result in potential fines and bodily injuries. Therefore, there are a few suggestions that are recommended. Proper Disposal of Sharps Containers One should dispose of a...READ ARTICLE

What Should I Do with Used Needles?

Sharps  |  October 28th, 2016

Used Needles Regulations Concern for the potential health issues regarding medical waste promoted during the 1980’s after medical waste were washing up along east coast beaches. Because of this, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) created rules and regulations regarding medical waste, and used needles. The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was put into...READ ARTICLE

What Do Diabetics Do with Their Needles at Home?

Sharps  |  October 26th, 2016

Nearly 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. This is not only bad because of the obvious reason that they have diabetes, but for every diabetic in America thousands of needles are used and disposed of over the course of their treatment, which is generally their whole life. Why Is That a Big...READ ARTICLE

How Do You Dispose of Sharps Containers from Home?

Sharps  |  October 25th, 2016

To ensure that your harmful needles don’t make their way into the streets and water systems of your community, disposal of sharps containers must be compliant and thorough. Sharps are defined as any bio-hazardous material that could puncture skin and is contaminated with bodily fluids.READ ARTICLE