Millions of Americans require a weekly of injection of medication to control things such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. The needles used are considered to be biohazard waste, also known as biomedical waste, and need to be disposed of properly by both hospitals, medical facilities, blood banks, and individuals. According to the Hazard Awareness and Management Manual (HAMM) of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), other types of biohazard waste are:
Chronic pain is the result of health issues like arthritis, old sporting injuries, and many, many more causes of pain. The typical treatment for chronic pain involves medications. However, some people prefer to keep medications to a minimum and have had success by using a TENS unit. This is a transcutaneous electric new stimulation (TENS) unit.
Skinimalism is said to be one of the biggest beauty trends of this year. POPSUGAR describes it as marrying makeup and skin care for the best of both worlds. This approach uses natural, minimal, or no make-up allowing your real skin to shine through. Estheticians are one of the best ways to get glowing skin that naturally radiates. This profession is in high demand and keeping your salon stocked full of the right basic products will make your business run much smoother allowing more time for your clients.
A quick internet search can reveal just about any tattoo idea you can think of. Tattoos are a great way to reflect your personality and meaningful events that have occurred in your life. Once you’ve decided on the perfect tattoo and the most reputable tattoo artist, you must consider the safety and cleanliness of the shop. How do you know if the tattoo shop you’ve decided on is safe and clean? Regulations and guidelines vary from state to state, but overall they should be clean and adhere to general sterilization practices such as:
Sterilization has been a top priority for most businesses long before COVID-19 became a part of our everyday vocabulary. Since the pandemic, it seems that consumers are more interested than ever in a business’s sterilization protocols. Infections can occur in just about any setting from surgery centers to hospitals to chiropractic clinics. Of course, the odds are vastly different. For example, your chance of infection from a visit to your chiropractor is significantly lower than your chance of a Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) from a surgery center.1 Experts attribute one of the main causes of infections as due to the lack of proper hygiene in healthcare settings. In addition to healthcare settings, one could argue the lack of proper hygiene and sterilization will cause infections in other settings such as tattoo shops and spas.
About a year ago, not many people that were not in the medical field had ever heard the acronym “PPE.” A year later, it’s common language for most people. The use of personal protective equipment suddenly went from the healthcare and public service industries’ hypothetical worst-case scenario training exercises to a real-life emergency resulting in a shortage of the necessary PPE. Healthcare workers have always been one of the most at-risk groups for contracting contagious diseases, but COVID-19 certainly put that in a real-time perspective. If there is one thing that can be learned from the pandemic, is that PPE must be readily available and in abundant supply to those on the frontlines.