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Hazmat Waste Disposal

The IHMM (Institute of Hazardous Materials Management) declares hazardous materials are those regulated by regulations and laws put forth by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), DOT (Department of Transportation), and the NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.) Each of these organizations has its own definition of what is considered a …

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Managing Pharmaceutical and Chemo Waste Disposal

Chemicals that comprise pharmaceutical dosage forms are diverse and complex as pharmaceutical waste is not put into one single category. Healthcare professionals have not always focused on waste management which has created several misconceptions on how to properly segregate and dispose of these wastes. These are some of the challenges involved in adequately managing pharmaceutical …

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Waste Disposal in Laboratory

Laboratories typically perform experiments and research that produce hazardous waste. Testing laboratories, forensic labs, and even college and school laboratories can all generate harmful waste materials during their work. There is a significant concern about how to safely handle laboratory waste disposal. Environmental Marketing Service has the solution for your facility to safely handle your …

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The Effect of Improper Hazardous Waste Disposal on The Environment

Tons of hazardous waste materials are disposed of every day,  and unfortunately, many of them are not appropriately handled. This improper handling will come back to haunt us through the damage it causes to the environment where we live and to our health. Waste from the small candy wrapper to the container of radioactive waste …

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Laboratory Waste Disposal

Activities performed by humans create biological waste such as human excreta and other discarded materials. Much of these materials found in forensic laboratories, testing laboratories, and others can contain infectious microorganisms. Other labs such as those in schools, colleges, or universities can also create hazardous waste materials harmful to human life, the environment, and wildlife. …

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Spills, Radiation and Emergency Plans: Our Environmental Compliance Guide

Waste management companies are required to follow specific protocols that have been put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency. Remaining in compliance with EPA standards and guidelines is essential if the company wants to avoid paying heavy fines and fees. Spills, radiation leaks, and emergency situations can cause extensive damage to the environment. Depending …

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Lab-pack Management: Removal of Waste in Schools, Colleges, Laboratories, and Government Agencies

Government agencies and educational institutes with laboratories create hazardous waste materials that are required by law to be disposed of properly. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has guidelines these facilities are required to follow to reduce and eliminate risks to human health and the environment. Lab-pack management is a method for disposing of these materials. …

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Mercury Disposal

RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) designates hazardous wastes as ‘universal wastes.’ Mercury and mercury-containing vessels, such as thermostats, manometers, temperature and pressure gauges, certain light bulbs and switches, and batteries all fall under this hazardous waste designation. If your facility uses these types of vessels or works with mercury, contact Environmental Marketing Services to …

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What is a Lab-Pack?

When working in a laboratory, hospital, manufacturing industry, or university, it is extremely important that you understand the importance of how to handle small containers of potentially hazardous materials. The chemicals used as well as paints, solvents, thinners, ink, and numerous other hazardous materials that become waste through your work must be stored, packed, shipped, …

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