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Waste management horror stories

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 25, 2008

You might remember reading in previous weeks, a story about medical waste allegedly dumped on the New Jersey shore by Thomas W. McFarland Jr., a dentist based in Wynnewood, PA.

 

Last week, McFarland was indicted for the unlawful discharge of a pollutant and unlawful disposal of regulated medical waste, according to the The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 19. If convicted, McFarland could face $125,000 in fines and 10 years in prison.

But this incident has also prompted the New Jersey State Assembly to pass a bill that would suspend the license of health professionals who illegally dump waste. You can read all about the McFarland case and others in the new featured blog post, "Putting a lid on medial waste violations" on OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

The post also directs you to two downloadable tools regarding waste management, including a new checklist to ensure your facility doesn't find itself in these front page headlines.

Click here to read the post and access the tools.

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