What Waste Is This?

Step #1 For Proper Waste Management - Identify Waste identification is a crucial step in the waste management process. It's essential to identify and classify different types of waste so that they can be appropriately managed and disposed of by environmental regulations. This article will explain what waste identification is, why it's essential, and provide tips on accurately identifying different types of waste.  The ...
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How is medical waste causing environmental and public health concerns

Medical waste, often called healthcare-associated waste, refers to anything contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials. It can come from hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, nursing homes, and even households. While most medical waste is not hazardous, some can be dangerous to human health and the environment if not correctly disposed of. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), medical waste ...
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Growing new dangers of biohazardous waste in 2022

Biohazardous waste is any liquid, solid, or container containing infectious materials or potentially infectious substances. Infectious materials are anything with a pathogen, a microorganism that can cause disease in humans or animals. This type of waste can pose a severe health and safety risk to both people and the environment if it is not disposed of properly.  Proper biohazardous waste disposal is critical to preventing ...
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Safe Needle Disposal for healthcare facilities and home use

Unsafe needle disposal is not only a danger to the person disposing of the needles but also to the community at large. When needles are disposed of improperly, they can end up in public places where children and adults can accidentally stick themselves. This can lead to severe infections and even death. Unsafe needle disposal is a serious public health hazard. It can lead to the spread of disease, infection, and environmental ...
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How To Safely Dispose Of A Sharps Container?

A sharps container is a specialized container that stores sharp medical instruments, such as needles, syringes, and lancets. Sharp's containers are usually made of hard plastic with a lid that locks to prevent spills. Some sharps containers also have a secondary locking mechanism to prevent accidental opening.  Sharps containers safely store sharp medical instruments until they can be disposed of properly. This helps to ...
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Dangers of biohazardous waste and How to dispose of it?

Biohazardous waste is any liquid, solid, or container containing infectious materials or potentially infectious substances. Infectious materials are anything with a pathogen, a microorganism that can cause disease in humans or animals. This type of waste can pose a severe health and safety risk to both people and the environment if it is not disposed of properly.  Proper biohazardous waste disposal is critical to preventing ...
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Eco-friendly Disposal Of Light Bulbs In Healthcare Facilities

Many types of light bulbs are used in healthcare facilities, each with specific disposal requirements. However, all light bulbs should be recycled rather than thrown away in the trash. Fluorescent lamps, for example, contain small amounts of mercury and other hazardous materials. These materials can be released into the environment if the lights are broken or disposed of in landfills. On the other hand, LED bulbs do not ...
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Medical Waste in 2022

 In 2022 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, the healthcare industry continues to experience many challenges related to their biohazardous and sharps waste (medical waste). Medical waste poses a serious health risk when left out, improperly contained, or incorrectly disposed of. It is important to be aware and informed about the health risks of medical waste and why proper disposal is essential. Health care waste is ...
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CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like disease

  The CDC has confirmed 116 cases of a rare polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the U.S. this year as of the date of this post. Found in 31 states as of Monday, over 90% of the cases involve children under the age of 18. For the most part, those affected were experiencing a mild respiratory illness before contracting the disease.   What is AFM?   Acute flaccid myelitis affects the nervous system, ...
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Regulated Medical Waste and its Disposal

  When it comes to the disposal of regulated medical waste, there are many standards that have been put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in an effort to protect healthcare workers from unnecessary exposure to potentially infectious materials. In 1991, OSHA created the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This standard defines regulated medical waste and clarifies basic ...
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