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Georgia Pharmacies: How to Dispose of Expired Medication

Georgia Pharmacies: How to Dispose of Expired Medication

If you run a pharmacy within the state of Georgia, it’s critical you know all the steps necessary for proper pharmaceutical waste disposal. Failure to be fully compliant with local, state, and federal laws could result in massive fines, and any noncompliance could also present big environmental and safety concerns. The risks and consequences are high, so if you’re at all unsure about your Georgia pharmacy’s compliance, read on!  

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Georgia Doctors’ Offices—Good Medical Waste Management Plans

Georgia Doctors’ Offices—Good Medical Waste Management Plans

If you run a doctor’s office in the Georgia area, it’s imperative to ask yourself this question: Do we have a good medical waste management plan in place for 2017? If the answer is no, you could very likely end up spending more time, money, and resources than necessary. So, what do good waste management plans look like, and how can you go about getting the right one implemented in your doctor’s office?  

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What You Should Require in a Free Medical Waste Quote

What You Should Require in a Free Medical Waste Quote

If you are in need of medical waste removal, you are very likely looking into your local medical waste disposal companies to find the one that can help with your waste management. Like any industry, however, you never want to go with the first company you come across. Rather, you want to get several quotes to determine which company can offer the best value. As you’re assessing these quotes, there are five things to watch for.  

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Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

If you generate any hazardous materials in your line of work, it’s imperative you know your EPA generator status. Whether you’re a large quantity generator or a conditionally exempt small quantity generator dictates important aspects of how you store, transport, and report on your waste, and failure to comply with the regulations and laws that apply to your status could result in steep fines.  

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UN-Rated Containers for Hazardous Waste and Non-hazardous Waste

UN-Rated Containers for Hazardous Waste and Non-hazardous Waste

One of the most important factors in proper nonhazardous and hazardous waste disposal is selecting the right container in which to place that waste. Several factors affect this decision. For example, it matters what type of waste you’re containerizing, and the actual specifications of the container itself matter too. If you’re at all confused or unsure about this process, here are some waste management tips to help you along the way.  

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Employees Must Be Trained to Handle Shipping Manifest & Bill of Lading

Employees Must Be Trained to Handle Shipping Manifest & Bill of Lading

If you’re looking into waste management companies to assist with the disposal of your generated waste, it’s imperative you confirm all their employees are trained and qualified to handle the associated paperwork. In particular, that means they must be trained and legally qualified to fill out either a shipping manifest or a bill of lading—depending on the contents of the particular waste shipment.  

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Poor Lab Pack Disposal Services: The Impact on Your College

Poor Lab Pack Disposal Services: The Impact on Your College

There’s no denying that proper lab pack disposal is essential to any organization that must treat and remove their expired chemicals, but it’s particularly essential in a college or university setting. If your university or college has laboratories that require these services, poor lab packs could mean more than just improperly discarded chemicals; it could mean real safety hazards for your students and staff.  

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What Is a Hazardous Waste Management System for a College?

What Is a Hazardous Waste Management System for a College?

It is vital that every college has a researched, thorough, written hazardous waste management system in place for several key reasons. One, universities and colleges, whether they realize it or not, tend to generate a lot of hazardous material that needs to be properly disposed of. Two, failing to properly dispose of hazardous materials can lead to serious fines, and three, improper storage and disposal could pose health and safety risks—to the staff and students.   With so much on the line, what does your university need to do to ensure it has the right hazardous waste management system?  

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6 Questions Colleges Should Ask Hazardous Waste Management Companies

6 Questions Colleges Should Ask Hazardous Waste Management Companies

While colleges don’t always consider themselves big generators of hazardous material, they do typically generate this kind of waste. Whether it’s from chemicals associated with the aquatic center or fertilizer from the grounds keepers, colleges have waste that needs to be specially dealt with.   Interviewing various hazardous waste management companies can be a bit daunting, though. When the stakes are high, you certainly don’t want to end up selecting the wrong company. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful list of questions you should ask during any interview with prospective waste management companies.  

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Manage Pharmaceutical Waste—4-Step Blueprint for Healthcare Facilities

Manage Pharmaceutical Waste—4-Step Blueprint for Healthcare Facilities

Pharmaceutical waste is one waste stream that has historically not been dealt with in the proper manner. Various healthcare facilities have been lax about proper disposal, but regulations (and fines) are only going to get more stringent. It’s important, therefore, that every healthcare facility has a clear, outlined step-by-step plan in place for proper pharmacy waste disposal.  

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Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal: Why Businesses Must Comply

Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal: Why Businesses Must Comply

If you produce any hazardous or non-hazardous materials in your business, you likely already know that you need to go through the proper channels to dispose of it safely and legally. But what businesses must comply with these laws? What constitutes hazardous rather than non-hazardous material? And why are all these regulations about hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal important to your business?  

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Medical Waste Management Plans—Doctors’ Offices Must Reassess Annually

Medical Waste Management Plans—Doctors’ Offices Must Reassess Annually

It’s imperative that every doctors’ office has a medical waste management plan in place. However, it’s equally important that a doctors’ office reviews this plan annually. As the medical waste management landscape changes and as your particular circumstances shift, you always want to make sure your current waste management plans are as accurate and cost effective as possible.  

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