A Guide to State-by-State Medical and Hazardous Waste Regulations in New England States

  As humans, it is only natural to generate waste in our daily lives. In New England, waste we generate could do much damage if we do not take responsibility and manage it properly. Now, one essential sector that generates a lot of waste is the medical field.  According to the United States Environmental Protection … Read more

What is OPIM and Why You Should Know about It

With increasing awareness of contagious and infectious materials, more people are looking to figure out what poses a danger to their health. People are asking ‘what is OPIM’ and ‘what does OPIM stand for?’ Continue reading to find out about what makes OPIMs so crucial to proper medical waste disposal.  Workplace health challenges and dangers … Read more

The 1 Definitive Way to Reduce Waste Costs

Most healthcare professionals always look for cost-effective solutions to run their medical facilities. That way, they can spend funds on scaling their business in more productive departments such as medical staff and patient care.  However, proper waste management is crucial to maintain a healthy and safe environment within the workplace. In simpler terms, you should … Read more

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

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