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Protection against Pregnancy and HIV with New Birth Control  

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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…

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

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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…

Veterinary Office Medical Waste Information 

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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…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Mailing Back Medical Waste

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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…

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Sharps Containers

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You wouldn’t use a pitching wedge to put a golf ball or a spatula to whisk eggs, so why would you use an old plastic jug to store your used needles? Just as you’ve got to select the right club for the job, you’ve got to make sure you purchase the right sharps containers to…

Where Do I Get Sharps Containers?

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.…

When Should I Dispose of my Sharps Container?

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…

What is Not Considered Medical Waste?

Medical waste is broad term that can be fitted to towards a wide range of waste. There are set rules and regulations what can and not go into a medical waste bag. These rules are in place to make disposal of infectious waste safe for both healthcare workers and the environment. Some types of waste…

What Should I Do with Used Needles?

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…

What Do Diabetics Do with Their Needles at Home?

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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…