The Next Round of HIPAA Audits

Medical Waste  |  November 29th, 2018

In 2011, The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began auditing healthcare providers and business associates to determine overall compliance with HIPAA’s privacy and security laws.  At a recent HIPAA security conference, OCR Director Roger Severino announced that “The next round of examinations will be focused on enforcement and the...READ ARTICLE

Medical Waste Disposal – Reading, PA

Medical Waste  |  November 29th, 2017

Reading, PA – Medical Waste Disposal Reading, Pennsylvania is located in Berks County and this area prides itself on its agriculture. Listed as having some of the finest and largest farms in the county’s southern region, Berks is ranked as third among all of the PA counties in profitability. The site of today’s town of...READ ARTICLE

Medical Waste Disposal – Lynn, MA

Medical Waste  |  November 22nd, 2017

Lynn, MA – Medical Waste Disposal Lynn is a perfect example of a New England town and while it started with modest beginnings it is now the largest city in Essex County. Located in eastern Massachusetts, it is the 9th largest municipality in Mass. Lynn is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and considered to be...READ ARTICLE

Need to Know Information on Regulated Medical Waste

Medical Waste  |  November 20th, 2017

Need to Know Information on Regulated Medical Waste  The RMW compliance rules are both simple and complex and although most are common, they can vary from state to state. Knowing where to turn to in understanding the basics is a priority. The term ‘RMW’ stands for regulated medical waste. It is also known as ‘infectious’...READ ARTICLE

Medical Waste Disposal – Cambridge, MA

Medical Waste  |  November 13th, 2017

Cambridge, MA – Medical Waste Disposal Cambridge is a city name that is renowned around the world as it is associated with education and enlightenment. Home to Harvard University, it is also a city that is entrenched in the rich history of New England while also bringing the high tech universe of the prestigious Massachusetts...READ ARTICLE

What Happens to Medical Waste During Hurricanes?

Medical Waste  |  October 10th, 2017

What happens to medical waste after a hurricane? Technically, the EPA and FEMA are tasked with cleaning up after national disasters. Biohazardous waste cleanup falls under their jurisdiction. Some critics complain that the EPA has issued waivers after past hurricanes, temporarily exempting local officials from the law. Consideration of the scope of the problem may...READ ARTICLE

TV Show Incorporates Hazardous Medical Waste as Part of Plot Scripts

Biohazard Waste  |  September 29th, 2017

 Relinquishing hazardous medical waste for elimination is carefully monitored by many government agencies. A to episode covering the efforts of a medical waste company kept a deadly virus from entering the population.   The most popular have been both ‘NCIS’ and ‘Criminal Minds’, but for those that are true forensics aficionados, the television show ‘Bones’ has become top on...READ ARTICLE

10 Do’s and Don’t’s of Proper Sharps Disposal 

Biohazard Waste  |  September 20th, 2017

Improperly disposed sharps pose a serious threat not only to healthcare professionals and their patients, but also to medical waste specialists and members of the community. To help you eliminate this threat and ensure the safety of your staff and others, here are 10 Dos and Don’t’s of proper sharps disposal.   DO: Immediately place used needles and other sharps in their proper...READ ARTICLE

5 Steps to Creating a Medical Waste Disposal Program That Will Save You Money

Medical Waste  |  June 26th, 2017

When you went to medical school, you assumed most of the time spent in your own practice would be helping people get well or stay well. But thanks to medical laws, regulations and standards, you are also expected to juggle safety and compliance issues. Understandably, the last thing you really have time for is the...READ ARTICLE

4 Steps for Packaging Medical Waste Correctly

Medical Waste  |  June 23rd, 2017

Has this happened to you? You finally get a handle on how to properly package your facility’s medical waste when you suddenly learn that your state has laws that are slightly different from federal regulations. Doh! Yep, it’s like they do it on purpose, but all states have the authority to add additional rules. And...READ ARTICLE