Waste Disposal & Compliance Blog

Looking for tips and advice for waste disposal and compliancy? Find the latest news and information about biohazarous waste, HIPAA, OSHA and more from the Stericycle blog.

Healthcare Solutions 11 April, 2018

Stericycle, Inc. Partners With National Safety Council To Bring Opioid Crisis Campaign To The White House

CHICAGO (April 11, 2018) Stericycle team members are joining with the National Safety Council today on the Ellipse in President’s Park, to unveil Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis.  The memorial is free and will be open to the public from April 12 – 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Healthcare Solutions 08 December, 2017

Stericycle Gives Back During the Holiday Season

See how several of Stericycle office's are giving back to the communities we serve and reaching out to the less fortunate to make their holidays a little brighter.

Corporate 08 December, 2017

Understanding the Globally Harmonized System

The GHS Compliance Standard has been in effect for over a year -- are you compliant? If not, we've got your back. Learn about additional requirements and how to set your organization up for success. 

Healthcare Solutions 08 December, 2017

Winter Weather: Keeping Staff and Patients Safe in All Conditions

The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to check whether there are any new developments on the regulatory front. This article discusses some recent OSHA requirements of which to be aware.
 

Healthcare Solutions 08 December, 2017

2018 Regulatory Tips: Know What's Coming and How to Plan Effectively

Stay up-to-date on new developments impacting your organization on the regulatory front, including recent OSHA requirements of which to be aware.

Healthcare Solutions 14 November, 2017

Helping Hands for Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, Stericycle employees jumped into action, collecting donations of supplies, food and clothing and delivering them to effected team members. The company also set up a special Hurricane Harvey Fund—as an offshoot of its existing hardship program—to provide direct monetary assistance to team members in need. Stericycle employees contributed to the fund and the company matched those donations, raising more than $100,000 in just a few days.
 

Healthcare Solutions 14 November, 2017

Reducing the Risk of Drug Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 90 Americans die each day from opioid addiction, often as a result of prescription pain medication misuse. Stericycle is taking a multi-pronged approach to helping healthcare organizations and their surrounding communities ensure proper drug disposal and reduce opportunities for drug diversion and abuse. On one hand, we are guiding healthcare organizations toward better regulatory compliance, assisting with pharmaceutical waste risk assessment, supplying appropriate waste containers and offering comprehensive staff training.
 

Corporate 13 November, 2017

Dedicated to protecting what matters

Stericycle CEO and President Charlie Alutto provides insight into Stericycle’s services and ongoing commitment and involvement to improving local communities and the environment.
 

Healthcare Solutions 06 November, 2017

Waste Segregation - Know What to Throw Where

When it comes to hazardous waste, organizations must be scrupulous about disposal. If these dangerous materials are not handled appropriately, they can be toxic to not only staff and patients, but also to the environment and surrounding community.
 

Healthcare Solutions 06 November, 2017

Key Takeaways from the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule went into effect May 30, 2017 and includes important tasks that hazardous waste generators—whether they produce small or large waste quantities—must complete.
 
Read more for a sampling of some the most significant new requirements.
 

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