4 Things You Should Know About Stericycle Communication Solutions

Posted by Nancy Burgess on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

1. Our Communication Solutions Are About Protecting People and Brands, Too

Stericycle offers customized, critical communication services in addition to healthcare compliance solutions and recall brand protection services. Different services, same magnitude of positive impact on your organization. The bottom line: Stericycle is in the business of protecting people and brands.

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Topics: Stericycle, Communication Solutions, Healthcare Communications, Answering Service, Appointment Reminder

Keep Your Team Safe in 2014: OSHA Compliance and More

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

Ensure your facility complies with OSHA deadlines and regulations.

These 18 action items for annual OSHA (or other regulatory agency) requirements affect most healthcare facilities, including medical practices, dental offices, and community providers.

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Topics: Stericycle, Steri-Safe, OSHA Safety Training, OSHA Training, OSHA Compliance Program, Bloodborne Pathogens Training

5 Critical HIPAA Learnings From 2013's Most Significant Breaches

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

What can we learn from healthcare’s most significant breaches of 2013?

Reading HealthITSecurity.com’s article on the largest and most unusual data breaches of 2013, my head was shaking—not in disbelief, but with an affirmative bobblehead nod. Yes. The all too common trend in data breaches is the theft of unencrypted devices. Yep. There will always be people who steal, snoop and misuse patient information. Yeah. Every one of these companies is glad that 2013 is over because a solitary breach made it a long, painful year.   

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

10 Must-Have Infection Control Products

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 03:24 PM

If you handle infectious or biohazardous medical waste, you’ll want to consider these 10 infection control products that our Stericycle customers order from us. Have you bought these for your facility?

1. Biohazard Caution Sign

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Sharps Container, infection control products, waste disposal products

Safety Data Sheet (SDS): 8 Point Checklist for Your OSHA HazCom

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 02:58 PM

Has your facility met the December 1, 2013 deadline for training on hazard communication (hazcom) revisions? OSHA requires that you train your staff on the new safety data sheets and changes that manufacturers are required to make on product labels.

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Topics: OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA GHS, Stericycle, HazCom, Hazard Communication Standard, Hazard Communication

HIPAA Omnibus Regulations: 5 Questions to Ask

Posted by Nancy Burgess on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

When the final omnibus rule (Omnibus Rule) was unveiled at the start of 2013, Leon Rodriguez, HHS Office for Civil Rights Director, said,  “This marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented.” 

Now that the September 23, 2013 compliance deadline has passed, covered entity health care providers must ask, “Is our practice meeting all the requirements?”

Is your practice compliant with HIPAA Omnibus regulations?

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

16 Hazard Communication (HazCom) and GHS FAQs

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 08:26 AM

Confused about HazCom? You’re not alone. The following are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) that Stericycle representatives have received about the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

 

1. Does my facility have to prepare a written Hazard Communication Program and provide HazCom training?

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Topics: OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA GHS, Stericycle, Steri-Safe, HazCom, Hazard Communication Standard, Hazard Communication, GHS

8 Reasons Why Customers Prefer Stericycle Preferred Steri-Safe

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 08:19 AM

Our Steri-Safe OSHA compliance members in the Steri-Safe Preferred Program offered these 8 reasons why they prefer the Steri-Safe Preferred level program.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Steri-Safe, OSHA Safety Training, OSHA Compliance Program, Bloodborne Pathogens Training

16 Sustainability Stats for Stericycle

Posted by Digital Manager on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 08:19 AM

Stericycle is committed to goals that sustain people, customers and the environment. Here are 16 statistics that demonstrate that commitment.

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Topics: Stericycle, Sustainability, Recycling, Sustainable Solutions, Business Sustainability

14 Disturbing Statistics About Bloodborne Pathogens

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 @ 08:48 AM

It’s well known that unsafe injection practices and sharps injuries can lead to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). But these 14 stats may surprise you.

1.  Since 2001, US outbreaks from unsafe injection practices when administering medical products have GROWN substantially according to the CDC.

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Topics: Stericycle, Sharps Disposal, Bloodborne Pathogens, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Needlesticks

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