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Tips for Safely Handling Medical Waste

Tips for Safely Handling Medical Waste

Medical waste can present a huge hazard to your employees, visitors, and neighbors.

Medical waste can present a huge hazard to your employees, visitors, and neighbors. That’s why removing medical waste from your facility is important. With that in mind, here is a closer look at how to handle medical waste in a safe way while getting it off your premises.

Get in Touch with Authorities

When it comes to handling medical waste, you will need as much support as you can get. That’s why the first step is to talk to local authorities involved in waste management and disposal. Getting help from community organizations and the local authorities will help make the process less confusing. Even if they cannot directly dispose of the medical waste for you, you can get information that you didn’t have before, especially if you are opening a new location in a different state where laws, rules, and regulations are different.

Reach Out to Professional Partners

The next step is to reach out to professional partners. When you work with a partner like AEG Environmental, you are working with the best. You won’t have to worry about licensing issues, and we follow all local and federal laws governing medical waste disposal. We can also give you training on what to do when medical waste creates a hazardous situation.

Get Some Advice

Also, you will need to know what to do with different types of medical waste. Pharmaceuticals, biohazardous, and infectious wastes can all lead to different problems and emergencies if they are not disposed of properly.  It’s important to research and find out more about the different safety measures you can put in place to protect everyone involved in the process of handling medical waste.

Keep Sharps Contained

Lastly, be sure to keep all of your sharps contained. Syringes and lancets are two common types of sharps. Even a small injury from the sharps can transmit diseases. That’s why it’s important to keep unused sharps separated from used sharps, and all of them need to be kept in sharps containers, boxes made of hard plastic that the sharps can’t stick through.


No matter what kind of environmental issue you may have, AEG Environmental can help. We handle every situation with care, dedication, and a commitment to exemplary customer service. When you have an emergency, you can rely on us! Need training? We can handle that too! We train in a wide variety of environmental management areas so that your company can remain compliant with EPA, DOT, and OSHA. Make sure to check out our blog for the latest and greatest in the waste management world! You should also follow us on social media for updates.

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