Safety

Infectious waste in landfill leads to hospital fine

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 24, 2011

A New Mexico hospital is having trouble mending its ways with regard to regulated medical waste disposal.

Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, NM, has paid $21,400 for violating the state’s Environment Department regulations for improperly disposing of infectious waste.

Click here for more on the story and a link to a special report on compliance with hazardous waste in healthcare clinics.

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