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Any school or university that has a laboratory (especially anything associated with a chemistry department) more often than not has expired samples and chemicals that need to be safely disposed via proper lab pack disposal. Improper disposal of any hazardous materials increase both security risks as well as compliance breaches, resulting in fines and penalties for the university or education facility.
It’s easy to be considered a toxic-waste generator in the eyes of RCRA. E.g., the moment you open a can of solvent and use it, you’ve joined the club. You might only produce a single quart of toxic waste weekly, but the improper disposal of even such a miniscule amount can put you in violation of RCRA.
Medical document shredding is an important consideration for any medical facility. Not only does it protect a patient’s private information, but it also keeps you in compliance with all HIPAA OSHA requirements. As with many OSHA requirements, being in full compliance can save you from fines and other punitive actions against your facility.
Chances are a building contains lead paint if it was built prior to 1978. That’s 40+ years ago. And since older buildings are the logical targets of renovation & demolition, lead-paint disposal is a significant tactical challenge to contractors, remodelers, renovators, etc.
People and places everywhere have been purchasing unprecedented amounts of hand sanitizer in accordance with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And so our country is awash in hand sanitizer, which is a hazardous waste, thus creating a problem that can only be solved with knowledgeable hazardous waste disposal.
The type of waste you generate (whether hazardous or non-hazardous) directly impacts handling, transport and disposal requirements. Because the rules vary according to the waste type (and because the generator of the waste is always liable for that waste), your very first step in any hazardous waste management plan should be determining the type of waste you have.
Improper hazardous waste disposal leads to groundwater and soil contamination that negatively affects people and animals coming into contact it. Such exposure can cause serious illness, disease, and potentially death. To prevent negative impact on humans and the environment, regulations are instituted with safety in mind, and a large part of that safety component is the use of waste codes.
Capitalizing VS Expensing Environmental Remediation Costs: Where to start when you don’t know where to begin
When it comes to capitalizing vs expensing of environmental remediation costs, CPAs and JDs will commonly charge you three-digit sums per hour for their ultimate advice. So it pays to gird yourself with some knowledge and nomenclature to speed things up a bit. You don’t want to be paying for a very expensive Accounting 101 lecture.
Defined as any type of waste consisting of human or animal body parts, Pathological waste is a regulated healthcare waste stream that must be collected and disposed of in line with state and federal regulations. Learn the best practice requirements that exist in your state for compliance and cost management.
Do you know the guidelines that govern sharps disposal in your State? Improper medical waste disposal has real and dire consequences for both people and our environment so it’s essential that healthcare providers are in full compliance when handling and disposing of sharps.
Whether you’ve determined by yourself that you have property requiring site cleanup; or some local, state, or federal authority tells you likewise; the onus is on you to get the job done legally: a process the EPA calls “environmental remediation.”
If you run a manufacturing plant or otherwise generate hazardous waste from a healthcare facility or local business in Georgia, it is imperative you know how to properly dispose of this waste appropriate. As Georgia locals, let our experts at MCF help you navigate requirements specific to the hazardous waste types your facility is generating.
If you work in an industry where you come in contact with patients or bodily fluids, it’s important to understand exactly what biohazardous waste is. However, it’s equally important to understand biohazardous waste regulations and the laws surrounding the handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of such material.
This blog begins by reviewing the requirements of a hazardous waste profile. Then, to the extent that they differ, it compares & contrasts a hazardous waste profile from its nonhazardous waste counterpart.
Without correct protocols and education, the medical field can be a dangerous place. This is especially true when it comes to the handling and disposal of syringes, needles, or scalpels, otherwise known as “sharps.” In addition to mindful handling during use, one extremely important step for the safety of everyone involved is safe and compliant sharps disposal.
Substances that are considered regulated medical waste (RMW) don’t always come from “obvious” sources like hospitals and clinics. Instead, there are many RMW generators that are less obvious, such as drug stores, dental offices, and funeral homes. So does your facility generate a regulated medical waste? This article well give you the answers to help decide.
No matter what industry you’re in, there are a variety of categories that relate to generated waste. It’s essential that you and your employees all understand these different categories because the type of waste you’re dealing with will dictate how that waste needs to be stored, containerized, transported, and treated before disposal. One particularly important category is RCRA hazardous waste.
The sterilization and treatment of medical waste before it’s dumped as garbage is an extremely important part of the medical waste management industry. Without the proper treatment, waste that is still dangerous—either hazardous or infectious—can end up in landfills. Learn more about the Autoclave process of treatment as it pertains to biomedical waste
This blog entry explains chemical waste disposal in terms of its two elements, both of which need to be part of your chemical waste disposal guidelines. There’s treatment—either to detoxify a chemical waste or destroy it completely. And storage, which typically includes landfills, waste piles, ponds, lagoons, and deep-well injections.
If you’re in an industry where you generate waste, it’s imperative that you know exactly how to properly, legally, and safely deal with that waste, including shipping. Be aware of the terms “manifest” and “bill of lading.” You’ll need to know the differences, when they’re used, and how to properly complete the appropriate forms.
As they tend to come from various state and federal bureaucracies at haphazard intervals, environmental regulations are plentiful, evolving, and challenging to track. Ignoring or misunderstanding them can subject you to daily fines in the tens of thousands—and even criminal consequences. This blog explains some of the hows & whys.
If you run an Atlanta-based company that even potentially produces hazardous waste, it’s vitally important to understand what exactly goes into the hazardous waste definition. This knowledge helps ensure compliance with not only Georgia state laws, but those of the federal government. Both must be followed. Compliance regarding storage, shipment, treatment, and disposal also protects you and your company from fines and other unpleasant penalties.
If you manage or work in a hospital, university, laboratory, or any manufacturing industry environment that uses small containers of chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials (thinners, solvents, paints, inks, etc.), it’s extremely important that you store, package, ship, and dispose of all that waste material properly. This is done with lab packs – but not necessarily limited to chemicals that comes strictly from a laboratory.
The widespread use of fluorescent lighting in business & industry makes hazardous waste disposal and/or recycling of fluorescent tubes a major operational concern for maintenance & engineering departments. Also, if you plan to undertake a complete conversion to LEDs across your facility, then you’ll need an environmentally-sensitive plan for discarding or recycling what can amount to hundreds or even thousands of “retired” fluorescent tubes.
The company that manages your sharps-disposal program fulfills a crucial role in maintaining the continuity of your patient services; controlling infection; and keeping your hospital, clinic, or pharmacy in legal compliance with federal and state laws.
If your Kentucky-based manufacturer produces hazardous materials, it’s crucial that you have (and enforce) a hazardous waste management plan. Find out exactly why this matters, what your risks are, and what businesses in Kentucky need to be particularly aware of?
The pecuniary penalties for mishandling biowaste, biohazard waste, or biomedical waste are substantial, not to mention a major distraction from your commitment to cure people and keep them healthy.
ARE YOU MANAGING YOUR PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE DISPOSAL LEGALLY? A pharmaceutical waste must be properly identified, segregated, and managed to meet the dictates of the EPA—and particularly so if it’s considered to be a hazardous waste. Classification parameters for...