Category: Healthcare Waste News

Medical waste found near Bowie Town Center – Maryland Medical Waste

Maryland medical waste found in BOWIE, Maryland. 7 On Your Side has been investigating how medical waste that appeared to include dried blood, IVs, and even a diaper wound up on the side of a major road Tuesday.ABC7 found the medical waste along Route 197(Collington Road) in Bowie after receiving… Read more »

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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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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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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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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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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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