Different-Types-of-Pharmaceutical-Waste

There are hundreds of pharmaceuticals in the United States. It can be difficult to know how to dispose of them all safely. There is a difference between proper disposal for over-the-counter medicines, controlled substances, non-controlled medications and hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. Disposing of drugs into the trash or down the sink can lead to environmental contamination…

Medical-Waste-and-the-Environment

Hospitals, veterinary clinics and schools all offer valuable services. They also create a lot of medical waste in the process. The proper disposal of medical sharps, medications and other bio waste is well known throughout Florida and Georgia. Correctly eliminating products like bloody gloves, tubing, bandages, sharps and medications not only saves human lives, it…

Biomedical-Waste-Disposal-from-Universal-Waste-Management

There are many places that produce biomedical waste, including hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, dentists, funeral homes, jails, animal hospitals, and veterinary clinics. The waste produced from these facilities is different from household and everyday refuse. Because disease can be spread through biohazardous materials, special care must be taken when disposing of it. Aside…

1. Know that controlled substances are covered under separate regulations. Controlled substances (eg, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, diazepam, lorazepam, zolpidem, etc) must be shipped and transported in accordance with DEA regulations for packaging, inventory, and transport. Moreover, there are specific requirements for destruction. The best information available is at the DEA website. Some specialty waste companies…

If you have expired prescription medications, it’s essential to dispose of them securely. When prescription drugs are abused, it puts people at risk for injury, addiction and even death. This problem is an increasing concern in the United States, with millions of people taking prescription drugs non-medicinally every year. The problem not only highlights the…

A sharp is defined as any medical instrument that has a sharp point that can cut through the skin. However, not all sharps are only used in medical facilities. Nearly 10 percent of Americans are diabetic and need to use syringes for insulin injections, and many other diseases that require the use of sharps at…

What is medical waste? Medical waste is known as potentially infectious waste materials that come from hospitals, dental offices, veterinarians and other facilities that provide some form of health care (even schools). It can also come from medical research facilities and labs. This can include: Blood-soaked bandages Needles Used surgical equipment Gloves used during surgery…

If you’re not convinced about hiring a professional medical waste company for your medical, dental or veterinary practice, you should consider the significant risks that are associated with improper waste disposal. Here are some points to consider as you navigate the risks of improper medical waste disposal: Legal Liabilities Though it varies by state, there…

Most companies who deal with biomedical waste don’t know where to begin when it comes to compliance. States can vary on the required documentation, regulation, and training necessary. Even though many facilities have their biomedical waste removed by a registered waste transporter, it’s still important to have a “plan” in place that documents your procedures and emergency…

Pros and Cons: Finding the Right Medical Waste Removal Provider[/caption] It doesn’t matter if you’re a  small medical office or a full scale hospital with more than 1,000 employees, it’s critical to find a provider that has the flexibility to fit your needs. When it comes to making that final decision you really should consider the Pros and…

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