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Are You Properly Disposing Your Regulated Medical Waste?

Since the decade of the 1980s, hospitals have struggled with managing waste streams and in particular ensuring that regulated medical waste (RMW) is legally and properly disposed. Countless dollars have been spent in training staff, purchasing waste cans and installing signage and stickers to ensure RMW does not end up in a landfill. Hospitals across the country have been forced to retrieve RMW, fined by the state regulatory authority and faced unfavorable publicity for improper disposal.

The Olympic Games Go On… But at What Cost?

The Olympics are on! The Olympics are on! It’s that time again, and the Internet is abuzz with talk of the Simones and their gold medals (one, a household name — the other, a stunning upset), Michael and his… Well, we’ve lost count of how many gold medals Michael Phelps has to hang on his wall these days. The point is, everyone’s talking about the Olympics. And so are we. But maybe we’re looking at things a little differently. While you’re watching Kerri and April crush it on the beach, we’re more than a little concerned about the nasty bacteria...

Prevent the Spread of Hospital-Acquired Infection with Proper Medical Waste Disposal

Hospitals exist to make us healthier, and to save the lives of our friends, family members, and ourselves… but sometimes people go to the hospital and they don’t get better. In fact, hospitals have become particularly well known for the spread of lethal infection.  According to a recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 25 patients will acquire a secondary infection during his hospital stay. In a single year alone, 2011, this meant an estimated 722,000 patients were admitted to the hospital for the treatment and care of one issue, only to later...

Maryland Medical Waste Disposal Services

For more than two decades, Curtis Bay has been the top medical waste disposal company serving the needs of Maryland’s medical and pharmaceutical communities as the expert on all things medical waste disposal. We hire only the most trained staff, individuals who can speak knowledgeably about the medical and hazardous waste guidelines set out by the Environmental Protection Agency. Our team is standing by to customize a Maryland medical waste disposal program that suits your individual needs. When you contract with Curtis Bay to dispose of the medical waste — be that waste sharp instruments, leftover pharmaceuticals, dental waste management and disposal or anything...

Washington DC Waste Disposal Services

Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services is the Washington DC region’s go to for expert knowledge on all things waste disposal. Our trained and experienced staff is well versed in all of the medical and hazardous waste guidelines set out by the Environmental Protection Agency. With the ability to customize a Washington DC waste disposal program that suits your needs — be they medical, pharmaceutical, pathological, or anywhere in between — Curtis Bay clients can rest assured knowing it’s all taken care of. Waste disposal services offered by Curtis Bay include: Characterization of waste Identification of hazardous materials (hazardous waste determinations/profiles)...

DOs and DON’Ts of Proper Needle Disposal At Work, School & Home

When you think of, and when we talk about proper needle disposal practices, thegeneral discussion turns to medical offices, healthcare facilities, and hospitals. But we should be thinking and talking much beyond that — to anywhere needles are used for any reason. Home, and work, and school too. Curtis Bay is the needle disposal company you need. Where school nurses might be tasked with administering diabetes medications, or when injections have become a part of your daily routine, it’s important to know how to properly handle and dispose of all needles, to prevent injury. Prevent needlestick injuries. Ensure proper needle disposal....

10 Shocking Facts About Bloodborne Pathogens & What You Can Do to Keep Yourself, Your Employees, and the Public Safe When Managing Sharps

You’ve heard the warnings, and stories about the transmission of dangerous bloodborne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)) that can occur as a result of unsafe sharps management practices… But honestly, the true gravity of failing to take the necessary precautions when handling and disposing of medical waste might surprise you. Did you know these surprising, shocking facts about bloodborne pathogens? In a single year, it is estimated that as many as 20 million people, globally, will acquire HBV infections from unsafe medical injections. (Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality...

How much does medical waste disposal cost?

It’s a common question; medical professionals often wonder if they’re being overcharged for their waste disposal, or they’re considering opening a new location, and wondering what the cost of the additional medical waste disposal would be. Well, as it turns out: At Curtis Bay Energy Services, we’re the medical waste disposal experts. And we have the answer. There are many complex factors that play into appropriate and fair medical waste disposal pricing, factors that include location of the waste to be disposed; volume of the waste to be disposed; the customer’s needed disposal frequency; and what, if any OSHA and...

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Pharmaceutical Waste

Medical professionals have made healthcare their business, and often must handle and administer a variety of pharmaceuticals, but it’s rare that they’ll have been trained on the proper pharmaceutical waste management procedures. Such lack of training can lead to misconceptions, and such misconceptions can lead to workplace dangers and health hazards for both the medical professional and his patients.   For that reason, Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services has compiled the following list of frequently asked questions (and their answers) to aid in the understanding of pharmaceutical waste management and the associated challenges.   What is hazardous pharmaceutical waste?  A...

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