Category: Waste Disposal
Are You Complying with OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard?
Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1970 to set and enforce standards to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for the American workforce. Over the past 50 years, OSHA has passed “standards” to protect workers involved in various industries, focusing on workplaces where hazardous materials are present. For example, in 1991, […]
We’ve Got to Start Somewhere: Ten Ways the US is Helping to Win the Trash Wars
When you read statistics like “a patch of plastic in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii is the size of Texas” and “the daily diet of some sea turtles that live in this Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 74 percent plastic” it becomes painfully obvious: the world has a problem– a big problem– with […]
Ozone Processing: A Game Changer for Biohazardous Waste Disposal
If you’ve ever worked in a biomedical research or healthcare setting, you’ve either used an autoclave or seen one at work. And while autoclaves may sterilize and disinfect biohazardous and medical waste, there are issues with the amount of resources they require to operate– and the final form of the byproduct they leave behind. Autoclaves […]