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Dec 2nd, 2010
Posted in : News

MUG Solutions Recognized

MUG Solutions is incredibly proud to be recognized by the BC Achievement Foundation for Outstanding Business Achievement in the 2010 BC Aboriginal Business Awards, which were celebrated December 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.  We would like to thank the Women’s Enterprise Centre for nominating MUG Solutions.


Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in : Tradeshow

The San Diego Experience!

MUG Solutions had the opportunity to exhibit at the NSC Congress & Expo 2010 in San Diego from October 4-6. This was a tremendous experience and provided excellent exposure for MUG Solutions as we were also able to display the MUG FlapTM in the New Product Showcase. The traffic to our booth was impressive, with an extremely positive response from our guests.


Sep 30th, 2010
Posted in : Case Studies

MUG is Expanding!

MUG Solutions is expanding into the US this fall.

It is estimated there are over 20,000,000 manholes in the United States. With up to 30% of illicit drug users in some regions indicating they dispose of used syringes down manholes, and such drug use on the rise, it makes for a dangerous combination for utility workers having to enter manholes to perform their daily work. We are very excited about the opportunity to bring the MUG Flap TM into the US, as a proven solution to these significant safety hazards that utility workers continually have to face.


Jul 13th, 2010
Posted in : Case Studies

MUG Engineered Solution and Safety Regulations

How are used syringes classified as a hazard?

There are 4 general categories of hazards in a workplace:

  • Chemical
  • Physical
  • Biological
  • Ergonomic

Safety regulators identify used syringes as a Biological Hazard.

WHMIS codes used syringes in Division 3 of Class D (biohazardous infectious materials).

There are over 30 diseases transmitted through blood and bodily fluids, which can be found in a used syringe.


Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in : MUG Statistics

This is someone’s office!

Imagine, you come in to your office in the morning and the lights are out. In the night someone has come in and thrown hundreds of used syringes around. You are allowed to enter with a flashlight, and before you begin work you must find, collect and dispose of all of the needles.

There are 287 used syringes in this photo of a manhole.

This is someone’s office!

Of the 287 needles found in this manhole, an estimated 86 will be contaminated with Hepatitis B, 28 with Hepatitis C and at least 1 will be infected with HIV. Can you spot them?