5 Common Mistakes Businesses Make During a Recall

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

A product recall can have many negative impacts on a business. With the brand’s reputation already on the line due to the public nature of recalls, it’s important to make sure no additional errors are made which could exacerbate the situation.

 

Here are five common mistakes businesses make during a recall:
 
1) Losing Focus on Business Operations

When a company tasks existing employees to execute a product recall, they become less productive in their normal duties. That’s because a recall crisis demands a great deal of attention on top of their normal workload. That distraction during a recall could prolong recovery due to lost opportunity and revenue. By relying on internal resources to handle a recall, companies not only lose revenues associated with the recalled product, but also from other business lines that suffer from a lack of attention. 

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Topics: Stericycle, Recall Readiness, Recall Risk Management, Product Recall Process, ExpertRecall

Top 4 Considerations for Choosing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is in wide use throughout general industry workplaces today in the form of masks, gloves, eye shields, etc. The presence of such items in many non-healthcare related work settings makes it is easy to assume that everyone knows how to properly use such common items and what their limitations may be.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Steri-Safe, Hazard Communication, OSHA Compliance Program, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The Importance of Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 03:12 PM

The chances of a healthcare worker falling prey to a musculoskeletal disorder on the job are 7 times higher than any other profession.

 

Other high injury rates include:

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Steri-Safe, OSHA Compliance Program

Deadline Looms for Annual Reporting of HIPAA Breaches

Posted by Digital Manager on Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

The next HHS deadline regarding reportable breaches of unsecured PHI is March 1, 2014. Read on to learn about the specifics of this deadline, what it means to your organization and action steps you can take today.

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Topics: Stericycle, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa breach, hipaa privacy training

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