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  • How to Dispose of Medical Waste
    January 5, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    Medical waste must first go through a sterilization process before being disposed of. This applies to waste that cannot be recycled, like gauze or needles, that must be made sanitary and non-hazardous. The process of disposing of medical waste is typically done by using an autoclave, which uses steam to sterilize equipment and other objects.

  • What types of waste do medical disposal companies handle?
    December 13, 2022 at 12:00 AM

    Medical waste disposal companies handle a variety of materials from doctor and dentist offices, laboratories, pharmacies, and hospitals. By regulating medical waste disposal, cities, states, and federal organizations can protect the public from infection or disease.

  • How to Make Sure Your Dentist Office Is Medical Waste Compliant
    October 30, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Like most dental offices, you likely have numerous patients coming and going daily for various procedures and treatments. This means your practice probably generates a substantial amount of waste—some of which is considered hazardous. For this reason, you and others in your office need to know how to dispose of medical waste properly to keep your patients and staff safe and protect yourself from non-compliance.

  • What should veterinary clinics know about their medical waste disposal company?
    October 10, 2022 at 6:00 PM
    If you oversee a medical center or veterinarian's clinic, you likely need a service to handle your medical waste disposal in Madison. Medical waste is an unavoidable aspect of providing medical care to humans and animals. Just like human clinics, vete...
  • Biohazard Bags and Other Waste Management Supplies You Need for Your Tattoo Parlor
    September 1, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    If you own or manage a tattoo and piercing studio, you’re likely aware that it’s crucial to be mindful of the waste that is produced within your studio. Many of the waste products your artists handle are considered health hazards since they are exposed to blood and other bodily fluids and require special handling under state and federal regulations.

  • Why Your Pharmacy Needs Effective Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal
    July 27, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    A critical component in safe medication use is the proper disposal of unused pharmaceuticals. In fact, when pharmaceutical waste disposal is done correctly, it can help protect the environment and keep dangerous medications from falling into the wrong hands.

  • How to choose between medical waste management companies
    June 28, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Generating hazardous waste requires complicated and specialized disposal services. Choosing the perfect medical waste disposal business for your facility can be complicated. Still, medical facilities cannot afford oversights in waste disposal. With so many regulations, the margin for error is virtually non-existent. You need a company with a clean track record, proven results, and guaranteed compliance. Here is how to choose between medical waste management companies.

  • Why is it important to work with medical waste companies?
    May 27, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    The service provided by medical waste companies is essential for medical organizations to remain compliant and continue functioning efficiently, but those unfamiliar with it may not understand it in great detail. That’s why in this blog post, we’ll dive deeper into how medical waste companies can assist your organization with OSHA-compliant disposal of waste and provide this service in a safe, cost-effective manner.

  • What materials qualify as regulated medical waste?
    April 29, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Healthcare professionals must frequently dispose of bodily fluids, surgical instruments, body parts, and other contaminated articles. Unfortunately, there is a major risk of infection when waste is not contained or treated properly. For this reason, it is imperative that healthcare workers understand what regulated medical waste is.

  • Tips for selecting a medical waste service for your company
    March 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM

    It is not always easy for medical companies to distinguish reputable medical waste services from illegitimate ones. As a result, many facilities face serious consequences such as fines and health hazards due to their lack of diligence in choosing a trusted service.

  • Why are medical waste containers required?
    March 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM
    Proper disposal of medical waste is an essential part of making sure your business is running in accordance with industry and government requirements. You need to make sure your company meets all requirements for disposing of everything from scalpels to us...
  • What are the regulations for biomedical waste disposal in St. Louis?
    February 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    Infectious waste is found in healthcare facilities as well as schools, tattoo shops, medical spas, nursing homes, and manufacturing facilities. If improperly managed, it can pose serious health risks and result in severe penalties.

  • What are fines for non-compliant disposal of regulated medical waste?
    January 4, 2022 at 7:00 AM
    Proper disposal of regulated medical waste is an important aspect of ensuring that your company is not only adhering to local and national guidelines associated with medical wage, but it’s also crucial as it helps to ensure that you avoid potentially massi...
  • Best Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Service Methods
    December 1, 2021 at 10:30 PM

    Strict laws govern how medical offices and companies can dispose of their waste. It’s crucial––to ensure your organization remains compliant––to work with an experienced pharmaceutical waste disposal service.

  • Quick guide to hazardous waste disposal in St Louis
    November 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    If your business generates hazardous waste, it’s important to know how to properly dispose of them. Learn about our hazardous waste disposal in St. Louis

  • How To Contract Medical Disposal Services
    October 4, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    Proper disposal of medical waste materials is vital to the health and safety of the surrounding community. When your practice is looking to contract medical waste disposal services, it is important to make sure the third-party company offers a handful of essential things to keep your business running safely. 

  • How much does biohazard waste disposal cost?
    September 4, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    In this post, we’ll break down what’s involved with working with a waste removal company, biohazard waste disposal cost factors which may affect their price, and how regulatory compliance can affect the overall cost of the work.

  • Why it’s essential to hire an OSHA auditor
    August 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    No matter how prepared you feel like you might be, getting an OSHA inspection can be a stressful thing. It seems that there’s always something that the inspectors find that’s out of place. With the help of Preferred Waste Concepts, you can hire an OSHA aud...
  • What happens to medical waste in St. Louis?
    June 29, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    Many of us who have been to a doctor or gotten a vaccination might have wondered where the rubber gloves, syringes, and other trash goes when the medical provider is finished with it. The same might be the case with needles and medical gauze at a tattoo pa...
  • What is medical waste compliance in Warren County?
    June 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    Medical waste compliance in Warren County is an important part of running any company that’s involved with medical treatment. While this often brings to mind thoughts of contaminated needs, bandages, and other materials that we associate with diseases, mos...
  • What to look for in a regulated medical waste company in Warren County
    May 4, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    Properly disposing of medical waste is important. This affects not only your office but your community and the environment. It’s crucial to find a regulated medical waste in Warren County that follows necessary protocols and adheres to environmental laws s...
  • How to Ensure OSHA Compliance in your St. Louis Doctor’s Office
    March 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    Following OSHA regulations is essential for protecting your employees from harm, maintaining your practice’s reputation, and avoiding costly penalties.

  • Tips for tattoo parlors managing medical waste with disposal companies
    March 3, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    It doesn’t matter if you run a healthcare clinic, a tattoo parlor, or a barbershop, you’re going to have to deal with medical waste. This means that you need to have medical waste disposal companies who you work with that will properly dispose of your wast...
  • Handling medical compliance at your salon in St. Louis city
    January 28, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    By maintaining medical compliance, your salon in St. Louis city can avoid hefty fines. This quick guide shares what you need to know.

  • Introducing Preferred Waste Concepts in St. Louis City
    December 30, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    Throughout 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has pushed our hospitals and frontline healthcare providers to their limits. Despite the strenuous workload they’ve faced, these essential workers have remained diligent in providing us with the care we all needed to get through these unprecedented times. As someone who works in the healthcare industry, it’s important to understand that you aren’t alone as we continue to work through COVID-19.

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