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Featured webcast: Hazardous Waste Disposal in Healthcare: Remain in Compliance and Keep Workers Safe

Hospital Safety Insider, October 15, 2015

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Complicated rules surround hazardous waste disposal and healthcare facilities want to reduce volume to save costs, but run the risk of not complying with the many regulations and agencies that monitor waste streams.
 

The EPA, DOT, Joint Commission, and other regulatory agencies require hospitals to adhere to strict guidelines when it comes to the handling and disposal of hazardous medical wastes. Ebola and other high-profile health scares create bio-hazardous wastes that normal trash haulers can't handle, and pressure hospitals to find alternate ways to handle their waste.


Meanwhile, the EPA is proposing broad new changes that affect the way healthcare facilities process pharmaceuticals and other hazardous wastes that may go into effect in 2016. This webcast will help you know what to expect and when these changes may occur.

If you missed it, it's not too late to join expert speakers Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHSP, CHFM, HEM, MEP, CHEP, and waste management and regulatory compliance consultant Darrell J. Oman for a 90-minute webcast, Hazardous Waste Disposal in Healthcare: Remain in Compliance and Keep Workers Safe.

During the program, attendees will:

  • Differentiate EPA, DOT, and OSHA compliance requirements for healthcare wastes and waste management programs
  • Link compliance with accreditation organizations (The Joint Commission, DNV, CMS, CAP) with EPA, DOT, and OSHA requirements
  • Describe the five (5) primary steps to implementing a healthcare campus-wide hazardous waste program
  • Compare a facility's EPA environmental compliance readiness with actual case studies Identify and anticipate upcoming proposed regulatory changes in hazardous waste disposal and how that will affect operations at their facility

Don't miss this opportunity to hear practical advice and have complex regulations simplified in this program suitable for your whole organization.

For more information or to order the program on demand, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.

 



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