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Avoid OSHA Fines in 2017—Tips for OSHA Compliance in Doctors’ Offices

Avoid OSHA Fines in 2017—Tips for OSHA Compliance in Doctors’ Offices

If you thought OSHA fines were bad before, then your doctors’ office could be in for a shock because there’s big news you need to know about recent OSHA compliance issues. For the first time since 1990, the maximum civil penalties for OSHA violations have been raised. Significantly. The fines, in some cases, have raised 78 percent!  

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Medical Waste Management Company?

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Medical Waste Management Company?

When you first sign up with a medical waste management company, it can be difficult to determine if you’re truly receiving good value from that company. Whether you’re currently signed up with a company or are still looking into your options, here are some key points to keep in mind about what you should expect from all medical waste management companies.  

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What’s Good Customer Service in the Medical Waste Disposal Industry?

What’s Good Customer Service in the Medical Waste Disposal Industry?

When working with a company in the medical waste disposal industry, one of the most important factors you can take into consideration is the level of customer service you’re going to receive from that company. If you only look at medical waste disposal cost, you’re potentially setting yourself up for bad customer service, lots of frustration, and money unnecessarily spent.  

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Doctors’ Office Managers: Choosing a Medical Waste Management Company

Doctors’ Office Managers: Choosing a Medical Waste Management Company

It’s no small task for a doctors’ office manager to choose the right medical waste management company, but it doesn’t need to be an overwhelming process. With a few waste management tips and tricks, you can go in prepared with all the knowledge and know-how you need to select the company that’s going to provide the best value and customer service, while being the most knowledgeable, reputable, and professional.  

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Why Manufacturers Must Have a Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan

Why Manufacturers Must Have a Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan

If you’ve never heard of a hazardous waste contingency plan or you know your manufacturing facility’s version is woefully out of date, it’s extremely important to get informed and create this document as accurately and thoroughly as possible. It’s a matter of legality, but it’s also about ensuring your facility holds itself to the highest safety standards.  

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Is Your OSHA Training Expensive and Inconvenient?

Is Your OSHA Training Expensive and Inconvenient?

If your facility’s employees are required to undergo OSHA training, you are probably very familiar with all the regulations and rules surrounding those trainings. You are probably also frustrated year in and year out with how expensive and inconvenient those trainings seem to be. It doesn’t need to be that way, though! There are ways to cut down on the time, expense, and headache of OSHA trainings without compromising on quality or your level of compliance.  

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Hazardous Waste Disposal for Rarer Classes of Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Disposal for Rarer Classes of Hazardous Waste

All hazardous waste poses dangers to the environment, animals, and people that come in contact with it, and this waste stream requires special hazardous waste disposal steps. However, there are some less common classes of hazardous waste that are particularly dangerous, and people creating, handling, storing, or disposing of this waste need to be aware of the extra precautions that should be taken to be fully safe and legally compliant. With that in mind, the following are some less common classes of hazardous waste and how to safely dispose of them.  

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Build an Effective Hazardous Waste Disposal Program for Pharmacies

Build an Effective Hazardous Waste Disposal Program for Pharmacies

Pharmacies produce a variety of waste types, and it’s imperative that they give forethought and planning to their hazardous waste disposal programs. Without that careful thought and consideration, pharmacies could find themselves out of compliance with federal and state laws, which brings with it a laundry list of potential consequences. The best course of action, therefore, is to thoroughly learn what’s required of you as a pharmacy and then reach out to reputable, experienced hazardous waste disposal companies to take care of those waste management needs.  

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Hazardous Waste Management Plan for Your School: 4 Important Steps

Hazardous Waste Management Plan for Your School: 4 Important Steps

If you are in charge of your university or school’s hazardous waste stream, it’s incredibly important you have a sound and legally compliant hazardous waste management plan. Depending on the severity of the offense, noncompliance brings with it any number of unpleasant consequences, from fines to loss of university accreditation to legal action. With that in mind, the following provides an overview of the steps involved in creating and following a fully compliant plan.  

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Beware of Inexpensive Hazardous Waste Removal Companies

Beware of Inexpensive Hazardous Waste Removal Companies

If you generate hazardous waste in your industry, it’s vitally important that you choose from your potential hazardous waste removal companies carefully. Jumping at the lowest price could have big ramifications for you—financial and otherwise. After all, when you generate hazardous waste, you assume cradle to grave liability, and if you choose to work with a less-than-reputable hazardous waste disposal company, you could still be liable for anything unsafe that occurs involving your waste.  

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