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June 2021

Round up: mask care and disposal

Written by Nathalie Leblond

This blog post is a round-up on masks including mask-wearing, care, and the environmentally friendly disposal of face masks. 

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Hygiene and COVID-19, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
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 and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
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 and Waste Disposal
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 and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
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 and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
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 and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
June 2019

Do I need a medical waste disposal service?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We’ve talked a lot over the last few months about medical waste and how it should be disposed of to ensure that no harm comes to the environment or to people and animals that may be inadvertently...

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Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
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 and Waste Disposal

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