The Difference Between Biohazard and Medical Waste Disposal
Healthcare facilities are required to train their employees on the different types of waste, and the disposal methods of each type. The two main differences that all employees must be aware of include medical waste disposal and biohazard waste disposal. Facilities should have biohazard containers that are easily identifiable. However, it’s always a good thing to have a refresher on the types of waste and the disposal methods of each, so there is no confusion. A minor mistake could lead to some major health consequences no one wants to deal with. Continue reading “The Difference Between Biohazard and Medical Waste Disposal”
Medical Waste Disposal Procedures: A Training Guide
Anyone in the healthcare industry knows there are many laws and regulations governing the safe disposal of medical waste. In addition to staff members having to go through medical hazardous waste disposal training, medical waste companies have to go through training and be certified as well.
However, in order for both parties to remain compliant with the many regulations, going through training programs occasionally is a necessity. Laws change frequently, so everyone benefits from keeping current on the latest compliance regulations. Here are some more factors to consider regarding medical waste disposal procedures.
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Sharps Safety: What To Know About Biohazard Waste Disposal
One of the most important things a medical facility can do after treating a patient is disposing of any type of waste properly. This is especially critical when dealing with biohazard waste disposal, like medical sharps. There are some obvious waste disposal methods to keep in consideration, and healthcare professionals must always ensure they dispose of the sharps in the proper containers. It’s always a good thing to review and educate employees about the importance of sharps safety, so here are some points to consider.
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What You Should Know About Medical Waste Disposal Violations
Medical waste compliance is serious and should be taken seriously by all healthcare facilities, and any facility dealing with biohazardous waste. Not practicing safe medical waste disposal could lead to harmful bacteria or infections being spread to other people and the environment.
Not complying with the strict medical waste disposal regulations could also lead to violations no facility wants to deal with. Your facility could not only take a financial hit due to fines, but your reputation will be somewhat tarnished as well. While these few tips will help you avoid violations, be aware these aren’t the only ways you could have a medical waste disposal violation. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Medical Waste Disposal Violations”
Hospital Waste Disposal: The Problematic Aspects
Doctors and nurses have to use certain equipment to help heal people. However, it is those same pieces of equipment that could make other people have health issues if not disposed of properly. When it comes to, hospital waste disposal, you can never be too safe.
Hospitals must comply with OSHA requirements, but there are still some issues that can get by and create potentially serious health risks. Proper biomedical waste management at any medical type facility is a start, but what happens to the waste after it leaves the facility is also a concern.
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