There is a common misunderstanding regarding the hierarchy of regulatory authority for medical facilities and how regulatory requirements differ by state. In this blog we will cover the following:
Just like Healthcare facilities, tattoo shops, and dental offices, the Veterinary practices are also supposed to manage their waste and effectively dispose of it. The syringes used for vaccination and administration of antibiotics can cause various infections including HIV and HBV to the flurry of pet patients and pet parents sitting in the office region.
The growing concern for the accumulation of mercury in fish and its environmental consequence has led some national and local agencies to come up with strict regulations of mercury in wastewater. When talking about mercury waste, dental offices have been identified as a major contributor of causing mercury waste (in the form of dental amalgam) environmental exposure. Recognized agencies have asked the dental practices to equip their work space with dental separators to reduce the amalgam discharge, beyond those achieved through chair side traps and vacuum filters (chair side traps and vacuum pump filters often remove 40-80% of amalgam particles).
Topics: sharps disposal
Waste management is one of the core ecological challenges to the modern world, especially to the dental practitioners who deal with regulated waste every day. Many years ago health care facilities used to flush medical equipment down the toilet or dump it down the drain. But, now the world is recognizing the impact of such ill practices and so, is looking forward to effective dental clinical waste disposal solutions.
Topics: Medical Waste
Massachusetts has become the first U.S. state to require pharmaceutical manufacturers to finance and manage a solution for consumers to safely dispose of unwanted or unused medications.