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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What is regulated medical waste?

If you ask 5 people "what is regulated medical waste?" you'll likely get 5 answers. Everyone knows that sharps are regulated and they belong in a sharps box. But how about the following?



Let me know, so that I may know. After I have "a minion" of responses, I'll post my understanding based on discussions that I've had of late with experts in medical waste management.

Knowledge of where waste rightfully belongs is important for 3 reasons:
  • Safety of the environment
  • Safety of the public
  • Cost to you, the business.
So please, give me a hand.