Category: Medical Waste

Insulin injection

Can Diabetic Employees Discard Insulin Needles in the Trash?

They are sharps, after all, so isn’t an extra layer of safety in disposal necessary? As experts at Safety.BLR.com® pointed out in an Ask the Expert question, the trash isn’t technically the proper disposal method—but by the same token, OSHA rules do not mandate that employers address syringes for personal use, which insulin injections would […]

Hazwaste Pharmaceutical Rule—What They’re Saying, cont’d

Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule that would make significant changes to regulatory requirements for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. Comments were accepted until December 24, 2015. Yesterday we reviewed some comments from healthcare facilities. Today we will look at some comments from pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers. All […]

Hazwaste Pharmaceutical Rule—What They’re Saying

Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule that would make significant changes to regulatory requirements for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. Comments were accepted until December 24, 2015. Let’s take a look at what a sampling of stakeholders had to say about EPA’s proposed amendments to the management of […]