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Pharma Waste Handling in Nursing Homes

Kevin Webber - Apr 23, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Whether it’s pill bottles, syringes, or medicine tablets, pharmaceutical waste at nursing homes can consist of sensitive or hazardous material. You need the right systems in place to segregate and manage it properly for the sake of safety and compliance. Read on to learn the consequences of improper pharma waste disposal at nursing homes and best practices for managing that waste.

Topics: Pharmacy Waste- Pharma Waste

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Is Your IV Clinic Breaking Alabama Waste Disposal Laws?

Kevin Webber - Apr 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

There are plenty of waste items under Alabama’s medical waste umbrella that are obviously infectious waste:

Topics: Medical Waste- Alabama Hazardous Waste

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Is Your Staff Properly Trained and Certified for Regulatory Compliance?

Kevin Webber - Apr 16, 2020 9:27:23 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on how businesses and industries operate. While most medical facilities are deemed essential service providers, many employees may have transitioned to working from home or are working adjusted hours.

Topics: Compliance

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Waste Management During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Kevin Webber - Apr 3, 2020 12:04:36 PM

Here at TriHaz Solutions we’ve been closely monitoring the effect COVID-19 is having on our customers and the waste industry in general. We’re following guidance from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and continually updating our recommendations as more is learned about the virus. Alabama’s public health website is also a great source for state-specific information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is being handled, as is OSHA’s page devoted to the virus.

Topics: Medical Waste- COVID-19

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Why Your Business Should Ditch a Personal Shredder and Go Professional

Kevin Webber - Mar 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM

If you’re at a small business, you may not have given your paper shredder a lot of thought. Maybe you brought equipment from your home or purchased a cheap option at an office supply store. However, if you don’t dispose of your confidential information with the proper equipment and systems, you put your customers and employees at great risk for identity theft. In 2018, identity theft affected over 60 million Americans. It’s easy for a criminal to access sensitive data through ‘dumpster diving’ and piecing together torn-up documents. Investing in a professional shredding system and professional shredding services will protect sensitive information.

Topics: Secure Document Shredding

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COVID-19 Warns about Appropriate Regulated Medical Waste Management

Kevin Webber - Feb 28, 2020 8:15:00 AM

To say that COVID-19 (the latest official name for the coronavirus) is wreaking havoc all over the world is a huge understatement. The virus, which originated in China, is spreading to countries all over the globe including the United States. Medical professionals are both trying to address those already infected as well as put containment measures in place to avoid further infection.

Topics: Medical Waste

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What You Need to Know About FACTA and Other Shredding Laws

Kevin Webber - Jan 17, 2020 8:33:12 AM

Shredding is more than just a document disposal method. It’s a way to protect sensitive information, maintain customer and employee privacy, and prevent identity theft. It’s also the law—federal regulations like FACTA dictate how organizations should execute document destruction. Failing to follow these rules can result in massive fines, legal troubles, and damages to your brand’s reputation.

Topics: Secure Document Shredding

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The True Costs of Hazardous Waste Disposal

Kevin Webber - Jan 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Hazardous waste generation, transportation, and disposal are strictly regulated in the United States. And for good reason! Incorrect handling or disposal of these materials can lead to releases of dangerous toxins, which can be hazardous to humans and our environment. Beyond the risks to human life and our natural ecosystems, a hazardous waste crisis can be incredibly costly for businesses.

Topics: Hazardous Waste Disposal

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How to Manage Hazardous Wastes in Automotive Manufacturing

Kevin Webber - Jan 7, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Alabama ranks as one of the top five producers of cars and light trucks in the country. Vehicles are Alabama's number one export, and the automotive industry provides jobs to more than 40,000 people in our state. 

Topics: Alabama Hazardous Waste- Automotive Manufacturing Waste

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Sustainable Forestry Waste Management in Alabama

Kevin Webber - Jan 2, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Alabama has about 23 million acres of timberland — the third-largest timberland acreage in the United States, after Oregon and Georgia. As a result, forestry is a key industry in our state. Pulp, paper, and lumber production contribute thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the Alabama economy every year. 

Topics: Alabama Hazardous Waste- Forestry Waste Management

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