Healthcare Waste

Ebola waste resource page updated

The Association has updated its Ebola waste resource page — https://wasterecycling.org/ebola — with an infographic about how waste from Ebola patients is handled, a video from the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and additional READ MORE

Safely addressing biohazards in the waste stream

Medical Waste management is a highly regulated, specialized industry with specific procedures in place to safely handle medical waste. Protect yourself from incidental and inadvertent discovery of medical waste in the general waste stream. Here are some definitions: Biological Hazard READ MORE

Private Waste Industry Prepared to Safely Dispose of Materials from Ebola Patients

NW&RA members working hand-in-hand with government agencies to implement a safe removal plan WASHINGTON — Working in concert with the relevant government agencies, the National Waste & Recycling Association is resolving  issues affecting the management of medical waste material from Ebola READ MORE

Frequently Asked Questions on Managing Ebola Waste

Answers to these FAQs were developing based on information from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). General: What is regulated medical waste? Regulated medical READ MORE

Healthcare Waste Institute at WasteExpo shaping up nicely

The Healthcare Waste Institute has finalized the line-up for its annual conference, co-located with WasteExpo in Atlanta on April 30 and May 1. The conference will kick off with an interactive round table discussion of industry best practices that promises READ MORE

Healthcare Waste Conference at WasteExpo: It’s kind of a big deal

Following the success of this year’s Healthcare Waste Conference held in New Orleans at WasteExpo, we a have  big plans for the next one that will be held in conjunction with WasteExpo in Atlanta in April 2014. Plans include a READ MORE

Subject Matter Experts Needed!

EIA is currently looking for driving professionals who have extensive experience in the waste and recycling industry to be involved in developing questions for the EIA driver safety certification program. During the “item writing” exam development workshop in November, subject READ MORE

Just published: Medical Waste: Product stewardship, extend producer responsibility

The article “Medical Waste: Product stewardship, extend producer responsibility” by Alice Jacobsohn, who oversees NSWMA’s Healthcare Waste Institute, recently was published in AMH by Bay Publishing (Medical) LLP in Dorset, UK. You can download a copy of this article here.