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Blog | Biohazardous Waste

The Difference Between Bio-Hazardous, Infectious, and Pathological Wastes

Jun 2, 2017

What is Bio-Hazardous Waste? Bio-hazardous waste is classified as any waste which contains infectious, or potentially infectious, material such as blood. A good example of bio-hazardous waste would be sharps waste. Sharps waste obviously could contain potentially infectious material, but it’s hard to actually recognize that it does in fact contain something infectious. What is […]

Why Proper Disposal of Medical Waste Saves Lives

Apr 21, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, 85% of the waste generated by the healthcare industry is general, non-hazardous waste, while the remaining 15% is classified as hazardous. 100% of these materials need to be disposed of properly to minimize and eliminate health risks for everyone, not just those who work directly with medical waste! Being […]

What is Lab Packing?

Feb 22, 2017

Medical and chemical labs handle a wide variety of potentially dangerous substances. Whenever one of these labs needs to move to a new location, or dispose of these potentially dangerous substances, they call upon a lab packing service. Who uses Lab Packing Services? Over years of use, a lab can start to collect outdated, contaminated, […]

Bio-hazardous Waste Overview

Feb 3, 2017

Bio-hazardous waste is a category of waste typically generated by the medical industry. Regulations on bio-hazardous waste are strict which means this type of waste must be disposed of in a particular manner. Bio-hazardous waste comes in many different forms and from many different places, here is a quick overview of what falls into the […]

Overview of Pathological Waste Disposal

Apr 14, 2016

Pathological waste is a very common type of waste generated by numerous healthcare and medical research and testing facilities. And due to its unique qualities and challenges, pathological waste calls for different collection and disposal procedures than your typical red-bag waste. It’s a good idea to have separate guidelines for handling of pathological waste, even […]

Types of Biohazardous Waste and Disposal Procedures

Dec 12, 2014

When it comes to medical waste, there is one sub-category that requires special attention from medical facilities—biohazardous waste. Biohazardous waste is exactly what it sounds like: waste that potentially contains biological agents that may pose risk to the population if released in the environment. These agents may include bacteria, parasites, mold, viruses and other microorganisms […]

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