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Tips For Tattoo/Piercing Studios On Safe And Compliant Waste Handling

Kevin Webber - Apr 11, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you own or manage a tattoo and/or piercing studio, you are certainly aware that it is important to be mindful of the waste that is produced as your artists work with your clients. Many of those waste products are considered health hazards, since they are exposed to blood and other body fluids, and therefore require special handling under state and federal regulations. You are also certainly aware of how confusing those regulations can be. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together some tips on safe and compliant waste handling in the average tattoo/piercing parlor.

Topics: Tattoo Shops Waste Handling

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Alabama Medical Waste Requirements: Key Points To Know

Kevin Webber - Apr 9, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you're responsible for dealing with the collection, segregation, labeling, packaging, and disposal of medical waste, it's important that you fully understand Alabama's medical waste disposal regulations. 

Topics: Medical Waste

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Chemotherapy Waste: Know Your D-List Details

Kevin Webber - Apr 4, 2019 9:25:24 AM

Is chemotherapy a medical waste, or is it managed as hazardous waste? Which container and labeling should you use? Proper disposal is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges you face. It's often complicated by other concerns like state and local regulations, HIPAA, and potential litigation exposure. 

Topics: Medical Waste

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Medical Waste Management: About Record Keeping Requirements

Kevin Webber - Apr 2, 2019 8:43:14 AM

Medical facilities, ranging from small medical offices to large healthcare facilities, are regulated medical waste generators. That means that they are responsible for handling that waste responsibly and in compliance with federal and state regulations. Facilities are responsible for their medical waste from the time it is generated straight through until it is treated and is no longer hazardous to the public or the environment. This “cradle to grave” liability comes with strict rules on creating and keeping records of the medical waste management process. So what do you need to know about record keeping requirements to keep your practice/facility on the right side of those rules?

Topics: Medical Waste

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Regulated Waste in Dental Practices: What Qualifies as Medical/Hazardous Waste?

Kevin Webber - Mar 29, 2019 8:45:50 AM

Whether you are managing a new dental practice or one that has been established for years, it is important to learn or brush up on the details of proper and compliant handling of the regulated waste generated by your workplace every day. That’s because small missteps in waste handling can cause large problems for your practice, resulting in regulatory violations and fines, or even lawsuits. To help avoid such problems, here we’ll outline the basics on what qualifies as regulated medical/hazardous waste in this setting.

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Medical and Hazardous Waste in the Lab Setting: What You and Your Staff Need to Know

Kevin Webber - Mar 26, 2019 10:44:16 AM

If you are a lab manager or administrator, you are certainly aware that a significant portion of the waste generated by your staff throughout the typical workday falls under the category of regulated waste. That, of course, means that your laboratory waste must be handled according to the standards and guidelines laid out by federal and state regulations. So what do you and your staff need to know to ensure that your lab remains in compliance with those regulations in the handling of medical and hazardous waste?

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Compliance Training For Medical Waste Generators: What You Need To Know

Kevin Webber - Mar 19, 2019 8:32:00 AM

For the administrator or office manager who is in charge of keeping all the medical waste management ducks in a row for her employer’s clinic or practice, keeping on top of employee medical waste compliance training is essential to that process. After all, failing to meet training requirements can have consequences. Poor training can endanger employees and the environment, and it can cost your employer dearly should a lapse in training standards result in citations and fines. So what do you need to know to ensure that everyone gets all the training they must have to keep your employer in line with federal and state requirements?

Topics: Compliance- Medical Waste

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Do You Know Where Your Medical Waste Ends Up?

Kevin Webber - Mar 15, 2019 11:16:45 AM

“Taking out the trash” is a lot less simple when it includes cast-off wound dressings, hypodermics used on patients with potentially infectious diseases, and tumors and other excised tissue. Different types of medical waste get handled according to their content and risk levels, but many people working in healthcare are unaware of what actually happens to the waste.

Topics: Medical Waste

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Facility-Acquired Infections: Reduce Risk With Good Waste Disposal Procedures

Kevin Webber - Mar 12, 2019 10:37:20 AM

Facility-acquired infections are a big problem in healthcare circles, and preventing them is an issue that looms large for healthcare facilities – and not just for larger hospitals and nursing facilities. Small medical offices, clinics and other outpatient facilities must also be on guard against facility-acquired infections.

Topics: Medical Waste

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Medical Waste Disposal: Small Mistakes Can Lead to Big Fines

Kevin Webber - Feb 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Medical waste disposal is serious business. Without its correct segregation, storage, containment, handling, and disposal, medical waste can potentially transmit infectious diseases or other hazardous risks to healthcare workers, the public, waste handlers, and the environment.

Topics: Medical Waste

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