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 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 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 14 June, 2017

Untangling California’s Complex Regulatory Environment

This blog provides insight into the factors that differentiate Stericycle from other potential vendors, particularly for the highly regulated California markets.
 

Healthcare Solutions 20 March, 2017

New White Paper: Getting a Handle on Drug Disposal?

Many healthcare organizations might be aware of some of the key tenets of proper drug disposal, but it is essential that healthcare organizations implement a solid program to prevent negative environmental impacts.

Corporate 28 February, 2017

Ensuring Proper Drug Disposal within Your Healthcare Facility

Due to its complexity, there is often confusion around the “who, what, where and why” of pharmaceutical waste disposal. In this interview, Kathryn Evans—national director at Stericycle—answers some frequently asked questions about the topic.
 

Healthcare Solutions 20 December, 2016

Controlled Substance Management in Healthcare

Many different types of regulations face hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Healthcare Solutions 02 September, 2016

Hazard: Medical Waste’s Impact on Recycling and Waste Workers

Of course, hazardous medical waste is just that: hazardous.

Healthcare Solutions 01 September, 2016

Talking Trash: Ensuring Proper Waste Disposal

Healthcare organizations generate a lot of waste—think regulated medical waste, hazardous drugs and even secure documents.

Healthcare Solutions 03 June, 2016

Proactive waste stream strategies now a top healthcare priority

Healthcare leaders remain keenly aware that regulatory agencies can and are evaluating every facility within a system using criteria specified to its size or type.

Healthcare Solutions 20 May, 2016

Understanding OSHA’s Globally Harmonized System

Effective June 1, 2016, OSHA’s three-year transition to full alignment with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) becomes final.

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