DOT, EPA, RCRA, NIOSH, OSHA, DEA, & SDS! There are many acronyms and abbreviations in the waste disposal world. This glossary of regulatory acronyms includes those that come up most often.
Sharps Compliance has announced the essay topic for its Spring 2021 scholarship contest. This semester’s topic discusses medical waste regulations after COVID-19. Applicants must write an essay and submit it with an application by mail or email.
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Every medical office is under pressure to increase productivity and control costs. However, you can never be too busy to make sure your staff is trained on the proper handling and disposal of medical waste.
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This is an update of the article originally published on March 19, 2020. Regulations change frequently. That’s why Sharps Compliance monitors updates and communicates any changes to its customers.
In these uncertain times, many of our current and prospective customers look to us, their regulated medical waste (RMW) management experts, for guidance in the proper handling of waste generated from confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases, and rightfully so.
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This is an update of the article originally published on October 9, 2014. Regulations change frequently. That’s why Sharps Compliance monitors updates and communicates any changes to its customers.
On September 9, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Agency published the Disposal of Controlled Substances Final Rule, which went into effect on October 9, 2014. This new rule allowed registered collectors to place DEA-compliant drug collection receptacles in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) for the collection and disposal of ultimate-user controlled substances (Schedules II-V). Continue reading “Disposal of Controlled and Non-Controlled Medications in Long-Term Care Communities”