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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.

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Tattoo Shops and Waste Disposal: What Qualifies As Medical/Hazardous Waste?

Kevin Webber - Feb 19, 2019 11:49:16 AM

Medical waste can be a concern in places many people wouldn’t expect – Tattoo studios, for instance. Tattooing, piercing and other types of body art are not medical procedures, and the shops and studios that provide them are not healthcare facilities. However, they do share some similarities with healthcare settings in terms of the tools and materials of their trade, as well as the waste products generated as they work. So what qualifies as medical/hazardous waste in a tattoo shop and what do these artists need to know about handling regulated waste properly?

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