It’s such a pity that even years after formulation of specific regulations for effective disposal of hazardous medical wastes, people are still not aware of even the basics. For instance, if you run a healthcare center or are even a part of it, biomedical waste management could be quite overwhelming. In the midst of innumerable […]
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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 and prompted concerns about bacteria levels in the water. Source: Dockweiler […]
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 next week as it seeks […]
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 eases the standards for healthcare […]
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 the past, treatment of medical […]