Category: Medical Waste Disposal

Posted on Jul 16, 2021

6 Tips for Handling and Disposing of Used Sharps

Needlestick and other sharps injuries are, unfortunately, a hazard for anyone working in the healthcare or life sciences research fields whether you’re a nurse, emergency responder, doctor, or lab technician. While OSHA has (enacted) passed requirements allowing only the use of safer sharps devices in most settings, sharps injuries can still occur. Why Is Proper […]

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Posted on Feb 19, 2021

Be Smart About Medical Waste Disposal: Lowering Costs Safely

It’s hard to imagine, but a recent study showed that US hospitals generate nearly 6 million tons of medical waste annually. Simply handling that volume of trash would be an enormous and costly challenge; disposing of trash that is hazardous or potentially hazardous in a safe and compliant way adds an entirely new dimension to […]

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Posted on Jan 28, 2021

How To Manage COVID Vaccine Medical Waste Disposal

In an effort to inoculate all Americans who so desire, centers administering the SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine are appearing across the United States—leading to questions from healthcare providers regarding the proper medical waste disposal of vaccine remnants. Although protocols may vary slightly from state to state, disposal of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine-related wastes generally follow similar procedures […]

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Posted on Oct 29, 2020

How To Choose The Best Medical Waste Management Company

You will need to make many important decisions as your business grows, including when to build a solution for an emerging need into your infrastructure and when to outsource those functions to a partner. How you choose those partners is very important, because you will be entrusting key parts of your core business to someone […]

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Posted on Aug 21, 2020

What You Need to Know About PPE

Before the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic in March of 2020, very few outside the medical profession knew what “PPE” stood for. Over the past five months, however, this acronym for Personal Protective Equipment, formerly used only within the life sciences and healthcare industries, has come into everyday use in […]

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Posted on Jul 11, 2020

Compliant Medical Waste Management is a Win-Win

The typical healthcare facility produces vast quantities of medical waste every day, and each disposal situation demands a different solution. Guidelines for the safe and proper disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous solid wastes are dictated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Becoming familiar with these regulations and […]

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Posted on May 14, 2020

Safe Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste & Transport During COVID-19

The US has seen a significant increase in medical waste since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the amount of biohazardous trash has been mitigated by the cancellation of elective and non-critical surgeries, the vast quantities of discarded PPE related to the treatment of COVID-19 has greatly affected demand in the industry. Waste Management […]

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Posted on Apr 20, 2020

CLYM: For Safe, Compliant COVID-19 Waste Management

Coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is currently at the top of the world’s collective mind. We seem to have more questions than answers at the moment related to this novel virus. How exactly is it transmitted? When will we have a vaccine? How long will the quarantine go on? And for companies like […]

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Posted on Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Guidelines for Healthcare Workers & Medical Waste Generators

Every year, the United States prepares for the “common flu”. This year’s strain, whose first cases were seen in Maryland in the fall of 2019, has infected more than 45 million Americans since October, killing more than 46,000 according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. On the other hand, as of mid-March, another […]

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Posted on Dec 17, 2019

Raise Your Bottom Line, Protect the Environment by Reducing Medical Waste

When it comes to medical waste, American hospitals are easily the most prolific producer. Practice Greenhealth, an organization that provides environmental solutions for the healthcare industry, estimates that 29 pounds of waste are created daily per staffed hospital bed– for a total of 5.9 million tons generated per year. According to Healthcare Finance, hospitals are […]

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