How Medical Waste is Treated and Disposed

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 6:09:12 PM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Containerize Hazardous Waste, Biomedical Waste, industrial waste, waste disposal, waste regulations, waste transportation, waste disposal process

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Generally speaking, the process for handling and disposing of medical waste involves decontamination, either with an autoclave or incinerator before being taken to a landfill.  Once decontaminated, medical waste residual materials can be treated as nonhazardous waste and disposed of accordingly. Heat, chemicals, or combination of the two represent the primary disposal methods of medical waste, though untreated waste can be processed by other means of decontamination are unavailable.  

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Proper Ways to Collect and Transport Industrial Waste

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2017 11:41:55 AM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Containerize Hazardous Waste, Atlanta Waste Management, industrial waste, waste disposal, compliance, waste regulations, CFR, EPA Regulations, waste transportation, land disposal restrictions, Federal Regulations

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With the management of industrial waste, organizations must take extra care to follow all mandatory procedures from the moment waste is generated, to collection and transportation for processing and disposal.  The U.S. EPA, as well as other federal, state, and local regulations, has developed a set of rules mandating how industrial waste should be collected, stored, and transported. Failure to follow these requirements can result in civil and criminal penalties and even jail time. 

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Complying with Hazardous Waste Regulations

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2017 12:58:26 PM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Containerize Hazardous Waste, Atlanta Waste Management, industrial waste, toxic biproducts, waste disposal, compliance, waste regulations, CFR, EPA Regulations

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The number of industries generating hazardous waste covers everything from large manufacturing facilities to small “mom-and-pop” businesses, but regardless of size, every hazardous waste generator must comply with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory guidelines, as well as any other federal, state, or local laws. Failure to comply with the relevant statutes and guidelines could result in penalties, fines, and other legal liabilities.  

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Consequences of Poor Industrial Waste Disposal Methods/Services

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2017 1:37:50 PM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Biomedical Waste, Biohazardous Waste, Atlanta Waste Management, industrial waste, toxic biproducts, waste disposal

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For many businesses, the collection and disposal of industrial waste presents a host of challenges. The byproduct of industrial activities, ranging from manufacturing to electronics and auto repair, industrial waste can include scrap metal, chemicals, universal waste, and a myriad of other potentially toxic compounds. When mishandled, industrial waste can cause irreparable damage to humans and the environment and expose organizations to legal liability. One way to mitigate risk and ensure proper collection and disposal involves partnering with a qualified waste management company.  

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Consequences of Poorly Managed Medical Waste Disposal

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2017 10:18:41 AM / by Robert Losurdo posted in HIPAA, Medical Waste Management Company, Biomedical Waste, Medical Waste Disposal Cost, Atlanta Waste Management, Hospital Waste Management, us epa, world health organization

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Does Your Pathology Lab Properly Remove Hazardous & Biohazard Waste?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2017 11:02:31 AM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Waste Management Company, Hazardous Waste, Biohazardous Waste, Pathological Waste

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If you operate a pathology lab, you likely generate a lot of hazardous waste and biohazard waste that needs to be properly and legally disposed of. Generating this type of waste, however, means you’re subject to a lot of different rules and regulations for how to safely remove it from your facility for treatment. Because this can quickly become overwhelming, the following is a brief overview of what your pathology lab needs to be aware of in order to stay fully compliant.

 

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Why Kentucky Manufacturers Must Have a Hazardous Waste Management Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 7:11:59 PM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Hazardous Waste, Full-Service Waste Management Company, Contingency Plan, Kentucky Waste Management

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If your Kentucky-based manufacturer produces hazardous materials, it’s crucial that you have (and enforce) a hazardous waste management plan. What exactly does this document matter, though, and what do businesses in Kentucky need to be particularly aware of?

 

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Overpriced Medical Waste Disposal & Cincinnati, Ohio, Doctors’ Offices

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2017 12:31:46 PM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Waste Management Service Agreement, Waste Management Contract, medical waste, Medical Waste Disposal Cost, Ohio Waste Management

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It can be difficult for any medical facility to determine whether they’re overpaying for their medical waste disposal. If your Cincinnati, Ohio, doctor’s office is wondering about this very thing, don’t worry! With a bit of research and legwork, there are some easy ways you can determine if you’re getting the best deal. Read on for tips and pointers about how to get started.

 

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5 Steps—Hiring the Right Hazardous Waste Management Company in Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2017 11:56:55 AM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Hazardous Waste, Full-Service Waste Management Company, Florida Waste Management

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Finding a reputable, experienced hazardous waste management company is of the utmost importance for any Florida-based business that generates this waste type. It’s not always easy or intuitive, however, to know how to go about finding that company. With that in mind, all companies within Florida that generate hazardous materials can follow these five steps to help minimize the confusion.

 

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Does Your Florida Business Have a Good Hazardous Waste Removal Plan?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2017 11:39:13 AM / by Robert Losurdo posted in Waste Management Company, Hazardous Waste, Contingency Plan, Florida Waste Management

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Any business that generates hazardous materials must have a thorough, legally compliant plan to dispose of that waste, and this is particularly important for Florida-based businesses because the restrictions and regulations related to hazardous waste disposal are tighter in that state than many others. If you’re at all concerned about your plan being fully compliant, or if you’re unsure whether your business even has such a system in place, it is imperative you learn everything you can about these contingency plans and how they relate to your Florida business.

 

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