As a biohazardous or medical waste “generator” (the location producing the waste) you are responsible for the proper segregation, packaging, and sealing for transportation of your waste. Properly packaging your regulated medical waste (RMW) is extremely important for your safety, the safety of others at your facility, and our environment. You can face high dollar fines for regulated medical waste that is not properly packaged.
Below are the steps for proper medical waste box packaging to help your organization remain compliant and safe.
Hazardous drugs are handled throughout a healthcare organization every day which poses risks to employees, patients and the environment. USP <800> outlines the practice and quality standards for the safe handling of these drugs through nearly every aspect of the medication process. This affects not only the pharmacy, but a variety of personnel, such as the nursing unit staff, environmental services, operating room staff and much more. Regulatory personnel are expecting to enforce the standards and hand out citations for non-compliance. Do you have your bases covered?
As the December 1, 2019 deadline draws closer, here are proactive steps that organizations can take to prepare and navigate the complexities of USP <800> compliance.
APHIS is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service program run by the USDA to protect American animals, plants, and the agricultural industry. The goal of this program is to maintain the health of the United States agricultural environment by defending it from invasive, non-native plants, animals, insects and diseases.
We offer a full-service solution to APHIS waste management and disposal that reduces the risk of noncompliance fines, offers an environmentally friendly option and allows our partners to contain and control costs.
The subject of handling and disposing of regulated medical waste — and more specifically, sharps — is complicated and confusing. At Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, we hear a lot of the same questions, and it’s our job to answer them.
What is a "sharp"?
In medical terms, it is any device with a sharp point(s) or edges that can puncture or cut skin. A sharp can be a needle, a syringe, an injection device, a lancet, or any other medical implement that is, well, sharp.
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