Author: Chip Jackson

Safety and Health Topics | Hazardous Drugs

Worker exposure to hazardous drugs has been identified by OSHA as a problem of increasing health concern. Preparation, administration, manufacturing, and disposal of hazardous medications may expose hundreds of thousands of workers, principally in healthcare facilities and the pharmaceutical industry, to potentially significant workplace levels of these chemicals. Antineoplastic cytotoxic… Read more »

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Supreme Court: Big Pharma must pay!

OAKLAND — A groundbreaking law that forces the pharmaceutical industry to pay for collection and disposal of unused drugs passed its final court test Tuesday, and the Alameda County officials who originated the concept predicted it will now spread across the country. Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to… Read more »

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EPA Proposes RCRA Rules Easing Standards for Pharmaceutical Wastes

EPA Proposes RCRA Rules Easing Standards for Pharmaceutical Wastes and Revising Generator Standards By Chris Bryant Senior Regulatory Analyst Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. EPA on August 31, 2015, proposed two rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that would alter fundamentally the hazardous waste regulatory program. One rule… Read more »

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Troubled medical waste disposal firm Stericycle to hold Bronx public hearing

A medical waste management company being investigated for polluting the air in Utah will soon have to answer to the Bronx. Stericycle, the country’s largest disposer of medical waste and the target of three criminal probes by Utah’s state government, will appeal to South Bronx residents at a public hearing… Read more »

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Sharps Disposal Maryland

Sharps Disposal Maryland How To Choose? How to choose a Maryland Sharps Disposal Company? Each Maryland practice-facility has specific individual needs to be addressed. There is no one shoe fits all for Maryland sharps disposal, review this information here maybe consider an outside consultant or communication with other Maryland Health-Care… Read more »

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Medical Waste Disposal Maryland

Medical Waste Disposal Maryland Medical waste disposal Maryland, looking for a Maryland medical waste disposal or biohazard waste management company? If so, contact Secure Waste of Rockville, Maryland – We are committed to safety, compliance and environmentally responsible management of all regulated medical waste in Maryland. Medical waste is a… Read more »

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State Beach Finds Medical Waste

State Beach Finds Medical Waste A  State beach finds medical waste in California, after an extensive clean-up and reviews from the health department, it re-opens. Read more… Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday reopened Dockweiler State Beach, which had been closed for four days after medical waste washed ashore… Read more »

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Making Infection Control a Top Priority

Infection control should be a top priority within any organization, but especially in long-term care settings. As baby boomers continue to age, more patients will enter these facilities. Often times, long-term care patients have compromised immune systems due to age, making them more susceptible to contracting serious infections.One strategy for… Read more »

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12 Things to Know on How the Latest Landfill Disposal Study Stacks Up

A new report which estimates that Americans are disposing of more than double the amount of waste in landfills than data estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in step with the recent Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) study, the group’s president says. The latest study, authored… Read more »

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Treating Medical Waste Maryland Free White Paper

Treating Medical Waste Maryland Since 1988, a lot of focus has been put on Maryland medical waste disposal, below is a great article on how this medical waste mess got started in the first place, in addition ways to improve on medical waste in your Maryland healthcare practice. During the summer… Read more »

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