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Friday, December 19 2014
Handling Medical Waste In Maryland

Handling and Treating Medical Waste In Maryland

Medical waste treatment in Maryland. Treating, processing and disposal of Regulated Medical Waste in Maryland is a highly regulated process. Do you need medical or biohazard waste disposal in MD? If so, you have two choices, hire a Maryland medical waste transporter or implement your own processing unit for the treatment of medical waste. Here is a great company located in Baltimore, Md who manufactures state of the art equipment. See article and contact information below. If you are in need of transporter, contact Local Waste Disposal for a free quote on medical waste disposal.

Baltimore, MD, January 22, 2014 – Red Bag Solutions, Inc. (RBS), a leader in environmentally friendly, cost-effective bio-hazardous waste management technology and services, announced a partnership with Attainia, Inc., a market-leading online healthcare equipment planning company

Red Bag Solutions' waste treatment and disposal technologies convert medical, clinical and infectious waste into sterilized, safe material that can be recycled or placed in a municipal landfill. RBS' unique, patented closed-loop process simultaneously grinds and sterilizes bio-hazardous waste and guarantees sterilization. Waste is reduced in size by up to 90% and sterilized liquids are disposed of via a sanitary sewer. The entire process operates with no harmful chemicals and emits no offensive odors.

"Red Bag Solutions is excited to partner with Attainia. Using Attainia's state-of-the-art planning portal, RBS can offer our services and patented technologies to designers and project managers early in the project/budget cycle," said Don Millard, Chairman of Red Bag Solutions.

Anil Singhal, M.D., Vice President of Supplier Programs for Attainia, said about the partnership, "Red Bag Solutions is a pioneer in the development of sustainable technologies for treatment of bio- hazardous waste. Attainia is pleased to offer equipment planners the opportunity to include RBS technology and services in their facility designs."

About Red Bag Solutions, Inc.

For over 20 years, Red Bag Solutions has been successfully providing comprehensive programs and services to meet the complex needs of any organization that generates medical and bio-hazardous waste. RBS supports healthcare, bio-tech, research, federal government and clinical laboratory installations throughout the Unites States and internationally. www.redbag.com

About Attainia, Inc.

Attainia, a privately held company founded in 2001 and based in Mountain View, California, is dedicated to improving the strategic management of the healthcare capital equipment lifecycle. The Attainia suite of enterprise solutions includes PLAN, BUDGET, PREDICT, and WATCH. With a product catalog supporting over 2,600 suppliers in more than 5,000 categories, over $33 billion in capital dollars are planned and budgeted by some of the largest U.S. and international healthcare architectural and planning firms, healthcare integrated delivery networks, and individual hospitals. www.attainia.com

Media Contacts:
William D. Norton Red Bag Solutions

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Monday, December 01 2014

Proper Disposal of Needles and Sharps In Washington DC

At local waste disposal, we get this question all the time. How do we properly dispose of our medical sharps waste? Here is some information provide by DPW in Washington DC, this is very useful to help in the proper packing and safety of dealing with sharps in Washington D.C. in addition you can go directly to there web-site for more information.

dpw.dc.gov/page/sanitation-services

The improper disposal of contaminated sharps is a serious safety concern for garbage collectors and landfill workers. If improperly thrown in trash bags along with regular trash, these sharps can puncture the bags and cause injury. At this time, the District of Columbia does not have a needle disposal program. We offer these disposal tips as guidance. Check with your doctor, clinic or hospital to see about a needle or “sharps” disposal program at their office.

DPW does not accept needles or “sharps” as part of its regular, weekly Household Hazardous Waste program. Instead, review the guidance below on the proper disposal of needles and sharps.

How You Can Help

  • Prevent injury, illness and pollution by following these simple steps to dispose of sharp needles and contaminated materials used when administering home health care. We want to keep you, your family and trash collection crews safe.
  • Place needles, syringes, lancets and other contaminated sharps in any puncture-resistant, resealable, disposable household container (examples include an empty bleach bottle, laundry detergent bottle or metal coffee can). We recommend choosing a container that has a small opening so no one can stick his or her hand into it.
  • Using a RED marker, write on the container -- “BIOHAZARD—DO NOT RECYCLE.” The color Red is required to indicate a biohazard waste. Used needles and other contaminated sharps are NOT recyclable.
  • Do not recap, purposely bend, break or otherwise manipulate needles before inserting them into the disposal container.
  • Drop all parts into the container.
  • Once your container is full of used needles, fill the container with one part bleach solution and ten parts of water. Allow solution to soak for 20 minutes; this action will sterilize your used sharps. Then, pour the solution into the sink and seal the cap with tape before placing the disposal container into the garbage. Use heavy-duty tape (such as duct tape).
  • Dispose of the container in your regular trash but do NOT use glass or clear plastic containers.
  • Be sure to keep all containers with discarded sharps out of reach of children and pets.
  • We recommend you place any soiled bandages, disposable sheets and medical gloves separately in securely fastened plastic bags before placing them along with your other trash. Never share used needles.
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