healthcare waste system Articles

  • Addressing the Issue of Cost in Healthcare

    Jonathan Lauer of the Healthcare Performance Alliance, a solution provider at the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2013, on approaching cost reduction in a sustained and effective ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance – Stratford Hospital, Stratford, Ontario, CANADA

    A FLU-ACE waste heat recovery solution at the Stratford General Hospital site of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance was supplied to Johnson Controls, Inc. by Thermal Energy as part of its major energy reduction project at the Alliance’s four hospitals. The 10-metre tall FLU-ACE system which sits mostly inside the hospital’s boiler room facility and captures the waste heat and flue gases from ...

  • The shredding of hospital and medical waste

    Waste produced in hospitals is a type of waste considered special or dangerous, as the material is composed of different elements:  biological and anatomical components, single use items deriving from surgical treatment, material used by healthcare personnel such as shirts, caps and masks, bandages, medicines used by patients, single-use glass and plastic containers used for extracting and ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Report: Biomedical waste management practices at Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow, India

    Biomedical waste has become a serious health hazard in many countries, including India. Careless and indiscriminate disposal of this waste by healthcare establishments and research institutions can contribute to the spread of serious diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS (HIV) among those who handle it and also among the general public. The present study pertains to the biomedical waste management ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • A preliminary study of medical waste management in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria

    Solid waste management (SWM) is a major problem in most developing countries of the world due to its ever growing and endless generation coupled with poor management. In the same vein, medical waste management (MWM) is yet to receive sufficient attention in the overall solid waste management and often times neglected. Though medical waste constitutes a small fraction of the municipal solid waste ...


    By University of Tehran

  • From trash to triage: Surplus saves lives

    The sheer volume of medical surplus that can collect in a healthcare facility’s basement or storage space can be jaw-dropping. Storage space in most healthcare facilities is very limited. In these premium spaces, the accumulation of surplus medical supplies can easily grow out-of-hand. Thousands of useless IV poles, rendered obsolete by a new pump design, can choke walkways. Storage spaces can ...

  • Out of the water, out of harms way

    Across the nation scientists are detecting low concentrations of pharmaceuticals in lakes, streams, drinking water sources and in soils irrigated with reclaimed water, according to the United State Geological Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Over 80% of waterways tested in the US show traces of common medications such as acetaminophen, hormones, blood pressure medicine, ...

  • Case study - How Baxter significantly reduced costs with a new SDS authoring solution

    Baxter International Inc. is a global healthcare company that, through its subsidiaries, assists health-care professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions. In total, the company has 250 global facilities and is represented in more than 110 countries around the world, employing more than 48,000 team members. Baxter produces approximately 200 biopharmaceuticals, most ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop Summary

    Over the past decade, a network of food recovery entrepreneurs has emerged alongside the established food supply industry, bringing safe and wholesome food to hungry people that would otherwise go to waste. On June 27, researchers at Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and Harvard Business School teamed up to bolster that network. The Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop brought ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Copper Wire Granulator’s Contribution to Environment

    Copper is used as pure metal and as alloying element with other metals in component manufacturing, where semi-finished products such as shapes or ingots (known as ‘semis’) are produced. It has never been more important for the sustainable growth of modern society. Economic efficiency and environmental performance have been improved by copper based products of multiple ...

  • EPA`s performance track program - going beyond compliance

    About 8 years ago, the US EPA began its Performance Track Program (PTP). This program is an effective way for facilities to demonstrate a strong commitment to protecting the natural environment. Facilities in this program receive benefits in exchange for having a sound environmental management system in place that ensures compliance, continual environmental improvement, past environmental ...

  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • Heavy Metal(s) in Every Day Electronics

    “Heavy metal” isn’t associated only with rock music. In sustainability, it refers to real metals like cadmium, mercury and lead. And we can all agree that while a little heavy metal ringing in our earphones is OK, we really don’t want to find heavy metals in our water or soil. However, they’re in the electronics we use every ...


    By Arrow Electronics

  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

  • Using Steam Cleaner Machines to Clean Hard Surfaces

    An efficient steam cleaner can deal with the toughest grime and dirt and is one of the best cleaning machines available for hard surface cleaning. The cleaning power comes mainly from the output temperature of the machine, which can reach up to 386°F. There are a number of models incorporating the latest technologies available on the market. However, it is important to use machines that can ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Mobile Stationary Source Emissions Testing, Coming to a Facility Near You?

    Last week, Antea Group had the unique opportunity to perform a RATA (relative accuracy test audit) of the emissions from a thermal oxidizer at an ethanol production facility located in Minnesota using a state-of-the-art mobile testing laboratory. During this RATA audit, actual stack emissions levels (including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, O2, flow rate, temperature, velocity and pressure) from the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Cleaning and maintenance management march 2002

    While the health risks associated with fluid waste have been known for decades, it wasn’t until the introduction of AIDS into our society that infection control practices and an awareness of the vulnerability to healthcare workers, including custodians, to exposure of bloodborne pathogens, including Heptatities B, became a major concern. Today, a myriad of regulations govern workers’ ...


  • Five of the Best Cooling Tower Water Treatment Equipment Supply and Technology Companies

    Here at SAMCO technologies, our custom-engineered, cutting-edge solutions for your cooling tower water treatment needs have been developed by helping our customers solve some of the most complex purity and separation issues globally for over 40 years. Because of our skilled engineers and overall expertise in cooling tower water treatment, we are confident that our solutions are some of the best ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Helium Shortage – has the balloon gone up?

    Throughout 2014 an international helium shortage was causing major supply disruptions around the globe. Many customers in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, commercial diving, science, defence and the semiconductor industry were struggling to find reliable sources at any price. And despite the 2013 US Government’s Helium Stewardship Act, the market was ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Tips and resources for measuring sustainable purchasing programs

    How many times have we heard it, "You can't manage what you don't measure"? It's  a management consulting mantra that is repeated so often you could almost tune it out. "Yes, of course" we affirm to our peers and colleagues. But inwardly most of us would agree that developing good key performance indicators (KPIs) and accurate tracking mechanisms are generally underdeveloped across the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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