Webcast focuses on hazardous waste disposal in healthcare

Accreditation Insider, October 13, 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.

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, that will take place Wednesday, November 11 from 1-2:30 p.m.

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

For more information and to register for the webcast, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.

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