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2 Hospitals Face DNREC Hazardous Waste Fines

2 hospitals face DNREC hazardous waste fines September 28, 2015 Delaware Free News Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover (Photo: Google maps)DOVER, DELAWARE (9/28/2015) Two Delaware hospitals are facing fines for violation of hazardous waste laws, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today.Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in… Read more »

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Treating Medical Waste

Treating Medical Waste & Disposal There are multiple methods for the treatment and disposal of medical and biohazard waste: Incineration Autoclaves Mechanical/Chemical Disinfection Microwave Irradiation The treated waste – if sufficiently sterile – can generally be disposed with general waste in a sanitary landfill, or in some cases discharged into the sewer system. In… Read more »

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Regulated Biohazard Waste By Type

Although there is no universally accepted definition for medical waste, the definitions offered by most regulatory agencies are similar. Most federal and state agencies differentiate between common medical waste and those wastes with the potential for causing infection and for which special precautions are prudent. Depending on the state,          

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What Is Regulated Healthcare Waste?

Regulated medical waste “RMW”, also known as ‘biohazardous’ waste or ‘infectious medical’ waste, is the portion of the waste stream that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials, thus posing a significant risk of transmitting infection. There are several key categories of waste that          

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