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Trilogy MedWaste Announces Art Wake as CEO

Houston, TX – July 11, 2024  — Trilogy MedWaste (“Trilogy” or the “Company”), a leading provider of regulated medical waste, hazardous waste, and reusable sharps management services, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Art Wake as Chief Executive Officer. Art brings extensive experience and a proven track record of leadership, operational excellence and driving strategic growth for route-based service businesses. He succeeds interim CEO Dave Owen who has led Trilogy during a period of strong organic growth and a focus on operational enhancement. Under Art’s leadership, Trilogy will continue to build on its strong momentum as an independent, nationwide platform with a mission to deliver safe, compliant and reliable waste management and disposal solutions to the healthcare industry across the United States. “I’m excited to join Trilogy MedWaste which is a business with an essential mission and a great opportunity for continued growth,” said Art Wake.

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How to Properly Dispose of Sharps (For Personal Use) 

Medical sharps, such as needles and syringes, are commonly found in homes when individuals are managing various health conditions. For example, individuals with diabetes may use sharps for insulin injections and blood sugar testing, while others may require them for administering medications like blood thinners or managing chronic pain. Medical conditions requiring regular treatment, such as allergies or infertility, may also necessitate the use of sharps. Additionally, home healthcare services and pet care may involve the use of needles for wound care or administering medications to pets.   The FDA’s list of sSharps that might commonly be found in the home include:  Having sharps at home facilitates ongoing treatment outside of clinical settings, but proper sharps containment and disposal is essential to prevent injury and contamination. Proper disposal of medical tools like needles, syringes, and lancets is essential to prevent the spread of harmful bloodborne diseases such as hepatitis B virus

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How to Properly Dispose of Sharps (For Healthcare Professionals)

The safe disposal of sharps should be a priority for every health care provider and medical professional. Improper sharps disposal puts healthcare workers, sanitation employees, and the public at risk of accidental needlestick injuries.   According to the FDA, more than 850,000 people are injured each year by 7 billion sharps that are improperly disposed. In research conducted by the American Nurses Association, one third of nurses feel that sharps injuries present a “significant level of risk in their work environment,” with thirteen percent reporting that they have sustained at least one sharps-related injury within the past five years.   Safely disposing of medical implements such as needles, syringes, and lancets is crucial for preventing the transmission of dangerous bloodborne pathogens like hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Safe disposal can also prevent sharps from entering the natural environment, where they can potentially contaminate soil,

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