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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.