Sharps Compliance Scholarship Essays Now Being Accepted

Sharps Compliance is now offering its semiannual scholarship, available to undergraduate students studying healthcare at an accredited university this Fall. First, second, and third prize winners will be selected to win $1,500, $1,000, and $750 scholarships, respectively.

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How State Medical Waste Regulations Differ

Medical waste is regulated by many government agencies. This can make staying in compliance complicated and time-consuming. Since states, counties, and even cities can differ in their requirements, waste generators must be aware of all the different regulations. In this blog, we will discuss a number of differences between state medical waste regulations.

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What Are EPA RCRA Listed Wastes?

If you work in the healthcare environment, you know that you must carefully dispose of hazardous waste. First, you must decide if the waste that you are managing is a hazardous waste (HW), and then you must make certain that you dispose of the HW properly.  With so many types of hazardous waste, it can get confusing. This blog will discuss the types of listed hazardous wastes found in healthcare, with an emphasis on hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP), the most common type managed in healthcare.

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Hazardous Drugs vs Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals


Are you confused by the terms “hazardous drug” and “hazardous waste pharmaceutical” (HWP)?  Well, you are not alone.  At first glance, it would appear they are the same, but they are not. Knowing the difference can save your facility money and potential regulatory citations. So, let’s clear the confusion.

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