Biohazard Containers: What Makes Them Safe?
Whether you’re a patient or medical professional, everyone has seen medical-waste containers in a clinic or hospital. They were invented for the sole purpose of keeping everyone safe and healthy. These bins are visible in every room, and yet they’re subtle when it comes to shape and design. There are specific features that contribute to the safety surrounding biohazard containers. Explore these design elements to gain a deeper understanding of medical safety and sanitation. Continue reading “Biohazard Containers: What Makes Them Safe?”
Non-Compliant Medical Waste Removal Can Be a Costly Mistake
Waste is a serious subject in the medical waste disposal industry. Hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices all produce waste daily. Medical waste management protects healthcare facilities, workers, and patients from potential diseases. You may believe that your team is being compliant, but mistakes can occur. Learn about the common problems that trouble a facility as you strive to be compliant with medical waste removal.
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Medical Waste Management: Risks of Improper Handling
Healthcare workers take part in a variety of different classes during their schooling. Learning about hazardous-waste handling is essential to the curriculum. Handle needles or anything that can cause contamination in a particular manner. Not doing so can cause patients and professionals to be exposed to certain diseases. Medical waste management aims for clean facilities with proper protocols. Improper handling of these items can lead to dire results.
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Medical Waste Disposal and the Importance of Color Coding
Segregating out different types of medical waste is critical to ensure the waste gets discarded, transported and ultimately destroyed properly. This is one of the main reasons medical facilities use licensed medical waste companies to provide them with the equipment they need to properly dispose of waste.
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Understanding the Background of Medical Waste Management
Disposing of soiled items in their proper receptacles is routine in most medical facilities today. Several decades ago, these habits weren’t as refined. Healthcare workers and patients had higher chances of being exposed to hazardous pathogens that may have spread. As industry knowledge developed, medical waste disposal regulations flourished. Currently, it’s critical to understand the background of medical waste management to work efficiently in this industry.
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