Healthcare organizations generate a lot of waste—think regulated medical waste, hazardous drugs and even secure documents. It’s essential to dispose of these different types of waste properly, but many organizations don’t know where to start, or even what waste they are generating. If your practice isn’t disposing of waste properly, there can be personal safety, environmental safety and business security problems. But, with the right strategies in place, you can protect your staff, your community and your practice.
In this recent Compliance Today, Kathryn Evans, national director at Stericycle, discusses the key areas that healthcare organizations should focus on to create a comprehensive approach to compliant waste disposal. Starting with identifying what waste is generated, practices can then put in place systems and processes to make it easy to dispose of waste correctly with planning and staff training. In addition to remaining compliant, this also ensures that a practice’s staff and environment are safe.
To learn more about how Stericycle can help support your medical practice’s hazardous waste and other compliance efforts, click here.