What is Regulated Medical Waste and How to Manage it Properly

Medical institutions generate waste like any other place, company, or industry. This waste is known as medical waste and differs from regular household and office waste. It contains different substances and materials that are potentially harmful or infectious. Therefore, it needs to be handled carefully.  This article will teach you all you need to know … Read more

Sharps Containers and What Medical Staff Should Throw in Each

The medical industry calls for sanitary conditions, safety standards, and regulations. These regulations encompass everything from supplies to waste disposal. Syringes and needles are essential medical equipment that must be disposed of competently. Sharps containers are convenient for storing syringes. Understanding what each one does and which one to use when dealing with medical sharps … Read more

The evergreen clause within medical waste contracts.

Navigating your regulated medical waste contract If you have been paying attention then you know by now that the medical waste service business can get dirty especially when it comes to the service contracts. Medical businesses and facilities are some of the fastest paced workplaces with a lot of responsibility. Medical waste companies understand that … Read more

Signs of a bad waste management contract

Are sneaky, predatory services contracts affecting your organizations bottom line? Are purchased services slowing draining your operating cash flows? If you don’t think so you better look again! Just like a needle stick injury, a bad contract can be painless or unnoticeable until it’s too late. To make matters worse, the biggest and most recognizable … Read more

What is the cradle to grave system?

You may have never heard of the cradle to grave system, but it is an important part of the waste disposal process. This phrase refers to a company’s responsibility for all aspects of its products or services from design and manufacturing through distribution and disposal. In a prior post summarizing “What is medical waste?” we … Read more

5 ways to reduce the amount of medical waste in your workplace

Did you know the cost to dispose of medical waste can be 10 times greater than the cost to dispose of regular (non-regulated) solid waste? Studies suggest that businesses and facilities can realistically decrease regulated medical waste to just 6-10% of their total waste. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) goes even further, suggesting that only 3-5% of all … Read more