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Due Diligence: The First Step in Proper Hazardous Waste Management

Kevin Webber - Apr 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM

It’s fair to say that everyone wants a safe, healthy environment. No question. And savvy businesses follow best practices for sustainability and environmental health, especially when it comes to proper waste management. 

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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.

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Hazardous Waste Disposal: Liabilities Faced by the Waste Generator

Kevin Webber - Dec 17, 2019 10:22:54 AM

Any business that generates hazardous waste must understand and follow the code of federal and state regulations regarding the handling of it, including packaging, labeling, and disposal. Sections 22-22A-1 to 22-22A-16 of the Code of Alabama and various other Acts cover hazardous waste disposal throughout the state. Along with federal laws, they ensure that dangerous waste is properly handled in order to protect public health and the environment.

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Industrial and Commercial Waste – Counting the Cost

Kevin Webber - Dec 3, 2019 9:28:53 AM

Industrial and commercial activity in the U.S. produces a lot of waste every year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industrial solid waste production alone is estimated to amount to approximately 7.6 billion tons each year, while hazardous waste generation has ranged from 20.3 to 29.1 million tons annually. Here we’ll look into the details of industrial and commercial waste, including what types of waste are generated, how it has impacted our environment, and how proper disposal of these wastes can help prevent further environmental harm, along with some basics on just what proper disposal of industrial and commercial waste entails.

Topics: Hazardous Waste- Industrial Waste

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Cradle-to-Grave Liability for Hazardous Waste Generators

Kevin Webber - Oct 28, 2019 8:29:00 AM

Out of sight, out of mind? Not when it comes to hazardous waste disposal. Did you know that hazardous waste generators are permanently responsible for the waste they dispose of, even decades after the fact?

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Five Approved Methods of Hazardous Waste Disposal

Kevin Webber - Sep 5, 2019 8:28:00 AM

If your workplace is a hazardous waste generator, you should know that you are responsible for that waste even after it leaves your facility. That’s why each package of waste in every load picked up by your waste services provider must be clearly marked with your facility’s name and contact information. This makes it easy to identify who is to be held accountable for any harm that waste might cause to the public or the environment.

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Medical and Hazardous Waste in the Lab Setting: What You and Your Staff Need to Know

Kevin Webber - Mar 26, 2019 10:44:16 AM

If you are a lab manager or administrator, you are certainly aware that a significant portion of the waste generated by your staff throughout the typical workday falls under the category of regulated waste. That, of course, means that your laboratory waste must be handled according to the standards and guidelines laid out by federal and state regulations. So what do you and your staff need to know to ensure that your lab remains in compliance with those regulations in the handling of medical and hazardous waste?

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Hazardous Waste- Pharmaceutical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Solid and Hazardous Waste Exclusions

Kevin Webber - Feb 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

The process of managing hazardous waste can be complicated. There are many guidelines to follow in order to be compliant with state and federal regulations, and proper identification of hazardous waste is the cornerstone of a compliant waste program. The entire identification process can be confusing, especially when it comes to understanding the definition of hazardous waste exclusions. You can help make sure your hazardous waste program is efficient, cost-effective, and compliant by knowing which exclusions to apply. We’ve put together this list to help streamline waste management at your facility.  

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Funeral Homes and Hazardous Waste

Kevin Webber - Jan 15, 2019 8:30:00 AM

While funeral homes are not healthcare facilities, they require the same waste management procedures since they generate medical waste. As a funeral director, you have personal responsibility for properly disposing of all waste generated by your funeral home.

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Tips to Ensure Proper Hazardous Waste Storage

Kevin Webber - Dec 21, 2018 9:10:32 AM

Proper hazardous waste storage is one of the most important methods for protecting your facility and maintaining normal operations. Additionally, upholding best practices for waste management is crucial for ensuring proper storage techniques, along with the wellbeing of the surrounding environment and the safety of all visitors and employees.

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