Articles by: Waste Medic

Optimize Your Medical Waste Management with Waste Medic

Effective medical waste management is essential for healthcare facilities to maintain safety and compliance. Waste Medic specializes in providing comprehensive solutions tailored to your medical waste management needs. Here’s why Waste Medic should be your top choice for professional medical waste management services: Expertise & Reliability With years of experience in the industry, Waste Medic offers specialized services designed to handle all aspects of medical waste management. Our team of experts evaluates your current practices […]

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Back to Basics: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and Bloodborne Pathogens

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know… Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), the infectious microorganisms in human blood and other bodily fluids known as “other potentially infectious materials,” can cause diseases that include hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Of course, healthcare workers face the greatest risks from BBPs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that […]

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Quest Diagnostics Settles Unlawful PHI Disposal Allegations For $5M

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a settlement with Quest Diagnostics following allegations of illegal disposal of PHI and hazardous waste. In the realm of healthcare, patient privacy and data security are paramount. Recently, Quest Diagnostics, a leading provider of diagnostic testing services, found itself embroiled in allegations regarding the improper disposal of protected health information (PHI). This breach of patient trust and regulatory compliance has resulted in a significant settlement of $5 million, highlighting […]

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The Nationwide Push to Address Violence Against Healthcare Workers: 4 Updates

Amid violence against healthcare workers, hospitals, health systems and states across the U.S. are working to address the issue. These efforts range from appointing “workplace violence coordinators” to holding a gun violence prevention forum. Here are four recent updates: State University of New York Upstate Medical University selected two “workplace violence coordinators” to address violence against healthcare workers. The Syracuse, N.Y.-based organization named Frank Ferrante and Gerald Santoferrara to the new roles on its risk […]

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Pharma Waste Management: Balancing Cost, Compliance, and Environmental Responsibility

In an era where healthcare advancements are at their peak, an often overlooked, yet critical, aspect is the management of pharmaceutical waste. This intricate balance of cost, compliance, and environmental responsibility is not just a mere operational challenge, but a necessity for sustainable healthcare practices. With the increasing volume of medical waste generated in the United States, the urgency to address this issue has never been more pronounced. This article delves into the nuances of […]

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Ensuring Safety: The Crucial Role of Proper Medical Waste Disposal

Managing a medical facility comes with a responsibility that extends beyond patient care – the proper disposal of medical waste. At Waste Medic, we understand the critical importance of ensuring the safe and responsible removal of hazardous materials. Let’s delve into why it’s crucial to get rid of medical waste the right way. Medical Waste is a Hazard Medical waste is inherently dangerous, harboring contaminants and diseases that pose serious health risks. As experts at […]

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Proper Techniques for Tying Red Biohazard Bags in Your Facility

Ensuring the safe and compliant disposal of medical waste is a critical aspect of healthcare facility management. Waste Medic is here to provide tailored medical waste disposal solutions, covering biohazardous waste, sharps waste, pharmaceutical waste, and trace chemotherapy waste. In this guide, we’ll delve into the importance of securely tying red biohazard bags and avoiding common pitfalls in medical waste packaging. Waste Medic recognizes the gravity of medical waste removal and the regulatory obligations involved. […]

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Get a Quote for Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services

Get a Quote for Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Services

From regulated medical waste disposal and sharps management to pharmaceutical waste compliance solutions, the experts at Waste Medic have you confidently covered. The amount of medical waste generated varies from organization to organization, but a regular plan for biohazardous waste and sharps disposal is critical. Our expertise and reliable response to both your consistent and emergency needs will ensure the safety of your staff, patients, the public, and the environment, while allowing you to focus […]

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A Fresh Start: Prioritizing Proper Medical Waste Disposal in 2024

A Fresh Start: Prioritizing Proper Medical Waste Disposal in 2024

As we usher in a new year, it’s the perfect time for healthcare facilities to reflect on their practices and renew their commitment to the well-being of both the community and the environment. One area that deserves particular attention is medical waste disposal. In 2024, let’s make a collective effort to prioritize responsible waste management, safeguarding public health, and fortifying our commitment to regulatory compliance. Public Health and Safety Improper medical waste disposal poses a […]

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Ensuring Safety and Compliance: A Comprehensive Guide to Proper Sharps Disposal

Ensuring Safety and Compliance: A Comprehensive Guide to Proper Sharps Disposal

Accidental needle sticks and sharps injuries pose a significant threat, with hundreds of thousands occurring annually in the United States. This blog post sheds light on the importance of safe handling of medical sharps and needles, emphasizing the impact on both facility employees and the community. Additionally, it addresses the critical issue of illegal disposal, highlighting the potential risks waste management teams face and the transmission of bloodborne illnesses. The Dangers of Improper Sharps Disposal: […]

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