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February 2020

Are you disposing of health care risk waste correctly?

Written by Peta Florus

We’ve all - at some stage in our lives - been to a medical practice or hospital for a blood test, injection or even a procedure. Have you ever taken note of how the needles and other medical waste...

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Medical Waste
November 2019

World Diabetes Day: What you should know

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Recently, a friend of mine’s Grade 1 daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She had been unwell on and off and was eventually hospitalised after spiking a fever, at which point the diabetes...

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Medical Waste
October 2019

3 good reasons why Initial should be managing your sanitary waste

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at whether your company has to provide sanitary bins for female employees, as well as how to ask your boss that awkward question about new sanitary bins.  It’s...

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Medical Waste
August 2019

5 unexpected places you may find Initial medical waste bins and disposal services

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Medical waste management and compliance isn’t an issue strictly found in hospitals and clinics. While it’s easy to make that assumption you’d be surprised to know that there are other businesses...

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Medical Waste
July 2019

Does your business comply to sanitary waste disposal regulations? [update]

Written by Nathalie Leblond

One of the things we aim to do here on the Insights page is to educate our readers and subscribers. Initial are the Experts in Hygiene, and like most experts, we really love talking about our...

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Workplace Hygiene, Cleanliness and Hygiene, Medical Waste
May 2019

4 important questions to ask your medical waste management contractor

Written by Nathalie Leblond

All healthcare facilities – whether a small private practice or a large government hospital - must comply with the guidelines set out in The National Health Act 2003 (Act No 61 of 2003): ...

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Health and Safety, Medical Waste
March 2019

World Health Day: A quick guide to responsible medical waste disposal

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day on the 7th of April. The purpose of World Health Day is to build awareness about health care, and, through training and backing,...

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Hygiene Specialists, Medical Waste
October 2018

Should I dispose of medical waste differently to sanitary waste?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Sanitary waste (also known as feminine hygiene waste) is made up of used sanitary pads and tampons and has been the subject of quite a number of our previous blog posts. This is because the...

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Medical Waste

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