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Date:3/16/2011

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Proper Waste Management Minimizes Cost and Responsibility 19

Mercury - A Lethal Chemical 19

Ways to Eliminate Mercury from Medical Waste Stream 19

Competitive Scenario 19

Stericycle - The Undisputed Leader 19

Regulatory Overview 20

Revision of Health and Safety Code 20

MWTA - Precursor to Present Day Regulations 20

Definition of Regulated Medical Waste 20

Clean Air Act 1997 - Thumb Rule for the EPA 21

Human Pathological Waste 21

Human Blood 21

Sharps 21

Cultures and Stocks 21

Animal Waste 21

Waste from Isolation Wards 21

Others 22

OSHA - Ensuring Worker Safety 22

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 22

Department of Transport - Ensuring Safe Transport of RMW 23

Hazmat Employees 24

Hazmat Employee Training 24

Storage 24

Packaging Requirements 24

Documentation 25

US Postal Service 25

What can be Mailed? 25

Prohibited Materials 26

Packaging Requirements 26

Center for Disease Control 26

Guidelines for the Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste 26

Medical Wastes from Private Homes 27

Radioactive Waste 27

Other Hazardous Waste 27

New Technologies in Medical Waste Management 28

Steam Sterilization/Sanitation 28

Working Mechanism 28

Drawbacks 28

Superheated Steam 29

Hydroclaving 29

Rotoclave 29

Dryheat Treatment 29

Microwave Treatment 30

Chemical Treatment 30

Waste Mineralization/Stabilization 30

Sterilization with Mineralization 31

Burying of Sanitary Wastes 31

Public Sewerage System 31

Decontamination 31

Liquid Medical Waste Disposal 32

Strategic Corporate Developments 32

BioMedical Technology Deploys Biomedical Waste Treatment System 32

Clean Harbors Rolls Out Pharmaceut
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