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    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.
     

    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.
     

    Healthcare Solutions 03 October, 2017

    Navigating Arizona’s Medical Waste Requirements

    The following blog post discusses waste regulations in the state of Arizona, outlining key points organizations need to know and understand in order to achieve compliance. The intent of this blog post is to educate current customers and future Stericycle prospects located in Arizona on the state-specific requirements and compliance standards surrounding medical waste. This will showcase Stericycle’s in-depth industry expertise and experience, and position them as a knowledgeable partner for improved medical waste compliance.