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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
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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Health and Safety, Ask the Expert, 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
February 2019

Health care waste: Terminology 101

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If anyone asked, “do you know the difference between infectious anatomical waste and hazardous chemical waste?” you’d be forgiven for answering “no”. Even those of us who work in the hygiene...

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Health and Safety, Medical Waste
February 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
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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Workplace Hygiene, Cleanliness and Hygiene, Medical Waste
February 2018

First, do no harm; hygiene awareness in medical facilities

Written by Lemay Rogers

I found myself in the unfortunate position recently of having a close family member require an emergency medical procedure, and I went through a number of stages after I had received the news.

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Workplace Hygiene, Medical Waste

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