Stericycle to Acquire Shred-it International

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Creates Global Leader in Business-to-Business Compliance Solutions

Today, we announce plans to add Shred-it, the global secure information destruction services provider, to the Stericycle family. This acquisition will enable Stericycle to offer an additional compliance solution to our customers.

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Topics: Stericycle

True or False? I Will Get 100% on This Sharps Disposal Quiz.

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Answer “TRUE” or “FALSE” to the following statements. These statements are regarding workers at facilities who are exposed to occupational hazards that may lead to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens (BBP) when using needles, syringes or other sharps.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Sharps Container, Sharps Container Disposal

5 Essential Workplace Housekeeping Products

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Housekeeping involves the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities associated with the general maintenance, organization and cleanliness of one's workplace. If you ignore general housekeeping, you could be opening your business up to health hazards, such as injury and illness, fire hazards, inefficiencies, liabilities and general low morale. Additionally, who wants to work in, let alone do business with, a workplace that is unclean?

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Topics: Stericycle, OSHA Safety Training

Stericycle Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Posted by Digital Manager on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

It was 1989. Following public outcry after needles washed up on East Coast beaches, Congress passed the Medical Waste Tracking Act, and a new industry was born. One entrepreneur had a vision to provide new treatment technology as an alternate method to the then-standard method of incineration and help healthcare better manage waste costs. And, on March 21, Stericycle was incorporated to pursue that goal.

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THEFT is one of healthcare’s biggest HIPAA breach threats.

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Health information data breaches are increasing in number and magnitude. But by taking 4 simple, proactive steps, your practice can avoid being a victim of theft.  

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Topics: Stericycle, Steri-Safe, hipaa security training, hipaa breach

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

Selecting, Evaluating, and Using Sharps Disposal Containers

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

In today’s healthcare environment, safety trumps all. As a healthcare provider, you’re well aware of the risks associated with accidental needlesticks and other sharps injuries, specifically as it relates to sharps disposal. Additionally, other people are also at risk if the sharps disposal system used by your facility does not provide adequate protection from a casual contact by a visitor, downstream worker, or other non-caregiver.

Sharps Disposal at Your Facility

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Topics: Stericycle, Medical Waste Disposal, Biomedical Waste, Sharps Container, Sharp Container Disposal, Sharps Container Disposal, Biomedical Waste Management

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