Category: 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 Dec 18, 2020

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, […]

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Posted on Jan 20, 2020

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 […]

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Posted on Nov 13, 2019

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 […]

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