Medical Waste Disposal Tips for Funeral Homes

Funeral homes are exposed to a wide variety of dangerous medical waste. In addition to their normal leadership duties, funeral directors are required to be aware of and comply with local, state, and federal medical waste disposal guidelines as well as Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to protect the health and safety of…
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5 Ways to Avoid Medical Waste Mistakes

Train Train your staff. Ensuring your staff understand the federal and local laws regarding the disposal of medical waste will avoid compromising the health and safety of patients, customers, staff and the environment, avoid fines, and reduce disposal costs. If you generate medical waste, you are responsible to ensure your staff and organization are compliant with…
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CDC Guidelines for Medical Waste Disposal During COVID-19

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are varied and far reaching. Widespread use of coronavirus tests and vaccinations has led to an increase in COVID-19 related waste. As a result, healthcare providers are facing the burden of this additional medical waste. Clinics, hospitals, vaccination sites and long-term care facilities must dispose of personal protective equipment…
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Demand for Medical Waste Management

Our owner, Matthew Cruz, was recently interviewed for an article in the March 11, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Here is an excerpt of the article, referencing how the pandemic slightly increased the demand for medical waste management: It’s the same story for smaller operators. Matthew Cruz, president of…
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The Different Types of Medical Waste
and How to Dispose of Them

According to the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, medical waste is “any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals.” Medical waste includes the following categories: Biohazardous Waste Regulated Medical Waste Pathological Waste Infectious Waste Sharps Waste In this blog, we explain the differences between each…
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How to Choose a Medical Waste Disposal Company

As a healthcare provider, you generate medical waste during treatments, testing and procedures. Finding a reliable and trustworthy medical waste disposal solution is not always easy. In this blog, we share our tips on how to choose medical waste disposal company. Experience You do not want a fly-by-night medical waste provider handling your medical waste.…
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