What exactly is a “clinical laboratory?” A clinical laboratory, also commonly referred to as a medical laboratory, is a lab where tests are carried out on “clinical” specimens, such as blood or tissue samples. These tests are then used to screen the health of the patient (human or animal), allowing practitioners to correctly diagnose and prescribe treatment for any afflictions that have been discovered in the testing. The test results may also aid in the prevention of a disease or sickness.

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Last updated on January 21, 2021

A question many facilities face once they have utilized all of a hazardous material or pharmaceutical is whether the seemingly empty container is trash or hazardous waste?  While the answer can vary somewhat by state, here are some guidelines to review to make your determination.

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Last updated on January 21, 2021

Whether you are working in a laboratory, buying paint thinner at the hardware store, or driving behind a gasoline tanker truck on the road, you regularly see hazard communication (HAZCOM) symbols. These symbols can assist in keeping you safe as well as identify the hazards at the site that may need special waste disposal.

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