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Healthcare (Seattle/WA)

King County’s Secure Medicine Return Program Vol 19 #2 Summer ’17

 

Managing Formalin: What You Need to Know Vol 19 #2 Summer ’17

 

What is an SPCC Plan and Do You Need One? Vol 19 #2 Summer ’17

 

Is Your Facility Subject to Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Vol 19 #2 Summer ’17

 

Hazardous Materials Are Not Hazardous Waste Vol 19 #2 Summer ’17

 

Which Biological Safety Cabinet Do You Install to Satisfy DOH, USP 800 and L&I’s Hazardous Drug Rule? Vol 19 #1 Spring ’17

 

Your Facility’s Hazardous Drug Control Plan Vol 19 #1 Spring ’17

 

Struggling with Your Facility’s Tier II Report? Vol 19 #1 Spring ’17

 

King County Industrial Wastewater Prohibits Controlled Substance Discharge to Sewer Vol 19 #1 Spring ’17

 

OPA Use Declining; Peroxyacetic Acid Use Increasing as Sterilant Vol 19 #1 Spring ’17

 

Ecology’s New Interim Pharmaceutical Waste Policy Vol 18 #3 Winter ’16

 

Managing Pharmaceutical Waste at Nursing Homes Under EPA’s New Part P Rule Vol 18 #3 Winter ’16

 

Hazardous Materials: Do You Know What You’ve Got and Where It Is? Vol 18 #3 Winter ’16

 

EPA Reports ULSD is Causing Moderate to Severe Corrosion in USTs Vol 18 #3 Winter ’16

 

Controlled Substance Waste: Big Changes Coming to Healthcare Vol 18 #2 Autumn ’16
Noise: Stress and Disruption in the Workplace Vol 18 #2 Autumn ’16

 

Eyewash Stations: Complying with Agency Reviewer Requests Vol 18 #2 Autumn ’16

 

Hazardous Drug Control Plan: Is Yours Compliant? Vol 18 #2 Autumn ’16

 

Code Orange FR/AL Training Module for Healthcare Facilities Vol 18 #2 Autumn ’16

 

USP 800 Published: What it Means for Healthcare Facilities & Workers Vol 18 #1 Summer ’16

 

Underground Storage Tank Operators Require Training Vol 18 #1 Summer ’16

 

The Joint Commission is Asking About Hazard Communication Plans Vol 18 #1 Summer ’16

 

Wastewater Discharges: Clarifying the Point of Compliance Vol 18 #1 Summer ’16

 

Not Filing an Annual Tier II Report Could Net You a Visit by the EPA Vol 18 #1 Summer ’16

 

Need Assistance with a Wastewater Discharge Permit Application? Vol 18 #1 Summer ’16

 

EPA Proposed Rule on Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Management Vol 17 #4 Winter ’15

 

Bedside Controlled Substance Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Vol 17 #4 Winter ’15

 

Ecology & EPA Working on New, Simpler Pharmaceutical Waste Regs Vol 17 #3 Fall ’15

 

Many Hospitals Now Co-Mingle Sharps and Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste for Incineration Vol 17 #3 Fall ’15

 

Small Quantity Generators Have Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Options Vol 17 #3 Fall ’15

 

What Pharmaceuticals Designate as Hazardous Waste? Vol 17 #3 Fall ’15

 

Hospital Waste Management Merges with P. W. Grosser Consulting, Inc. Vol 17 #2 Summer
’15

 

Healthcare Facility Resiliency: Planning for Disaster Recovery Vol 17 #2 Summer ’15

 

Wastewater Discharges: What is the “Point of Compliance”? Vol 17 #2 Summer ’15

 

High-Level Cold Disinfectants Require Neutralization to Discharge to Sewer Vol 17 #2 Summer ’15

 

Know Your Dangerous Waste Streams Vol 17 #2 Summer ’15

 

When Chemotherapy Drug is Infused into a Patient Cavity During Surgery is it Considered Dangerous Waste? Vol 17 #1 Spring ’15

 

Know Your Facility’s Waste Streams Vol 17 #1 Spring ’15

 

Hazard Communication vs. Personnel Training Vol 17 #1 Spring ’15

 

Workplace Hazard Assessments Vol 17 #1 Spring ’15

 

When You Create a Pharmaceutical Waste Profile …. Vol 17 #1 Spring ’15

 

Managing Ebola Waste Vol 16 #4 Winter ’14

 

Free 4-Day Medical/Dental/Vision RAM Clinic in Seattle a Success Vol 16 #4 Winter ’14

 

Hazardous Drug Control Plan: It’s Time to Implement Vol 16 #4 Winter ’14

 

Next: Training Your Staff for Hazardous Drugs Vol 16 #4 Winter ’14

 

Nucleic Acid-Based Diagnostics: The Next Step in Early Detection of Disease Outbreaks Vol 16 #3 Fall ’14

 

Hazardous Drug Rule: You May Have Some Flexibility in Declaring Which Drugs in Your Formulary are Hazardous Vol 16 #3 Fall ’14

 

Washington Labor & Industries Adopts New Hazard Communication Rule Incorporating GHS Vol 16 #3 Fall ’14

 

Managing Your Facility’s Dangerous Waste Activities When You’re Wearing 9 Other Hats Vol 16 #3 Fall ’14

 

Changes to Dangerous Waste Regulations Not Likely to Impact Healthcare Vol 16 #3 Fall ’14

 

Pollution Prevention Planning Evolves Under TurboPlan Vol 16 #3 Fall ’14

 

January 2, ’15 Deadline to Implement Hazardous Drug Control Plan is Approaching Vol 16 #2 Summer ’14

 

Do Your Clinics Transport Dangerous Waste to you Hospital for Disposal? Whose Responsibility is the Waste? Vol 16 #2 Summer ’14

 

U.S. Pharmacopeia Proposes New Chapter 800: Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings Vol 16 #2 Summer ’14

 

Pollution Prevention Planning: What is it and When do you have to Prepare a Pollution Prevention Plan? Vol 16 #2 Summer ’14

 

Hospitals Pairing Infection Control Knowledge and Environmental Services Skills to Reduce Infection Vol 16 #2 Summer ’14

 

2012 NFPA Life Safety Code May Require Carbon Monoxide Monitoring in Your Hospital Vol 16 #1 Spring ’14

 

Most Hospitals Have Embraced Pharmaceutical Waste Management Vol 16 #1 Spring ’14

 

King County Drug Take-Back Program Draws Industry Ire Vol 16 #1 Spring ’14

 

Becton, Dickinson Orchestrating Effort in Congress to Pass Federal Legislation to Protect Healthcare Workers from Hazardous Drugs Vol 16 #1 Spring ’14

 

UV Light Robots Used to Combat C. Diff & MRSA Vol 16 #1 Spring ’14

 

Waste Container Labels Still Vexing Hospitals Vol 16 #1 Spring ’14

 

Got Formalin? GHS Will Impact the Signage for It and Many Other Products Vol 15 #4 Winter ’13

 

Step 1: Designating Your Dangerous Waste Vol 15 #4 Winter ’13

 

Most Common Pharmaceutical Waste Program Citation: Proper Waste Container Labeling Vol 15 #4 Winter ’13

 

Hazardous Drug Program Templates Now Available for Pharmacies, Veterinary & Health Care Clinics Vol 15 #4 Winter ’13

 

Your Class II Type A2 BSC May be Acceptable Under the HDR Vol 15 #4 Winter ’13

 

When Is a Syringe Empty? Vol 15 #4 Winter ’13

 

Code Orange: How Does Your Facility Respond to a HazMat Spill? Vol 15 #4 Winter ’13

 

Keeping Track of Your Facility’s Pharmaceutical Waste Management Program Vol 15 #3 Fall ’13

 

Hazardous Drug Control Plan Draft Templates Available Vol 15 #3 Fall ’13

 

Need Dangerous Waste Training? We Can Provide It. Vol 15 #3 Fall ’13

 

Wondering if Your Facility is a Small or Medium Quantity Generator of Dangerous Waste? Vol 15 #3 Fall ’13

 

Amending Your Hazard Communication Program for the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Labeling Vol 15 #3 Fall ’13

 

Code Orange HazMat Spill Training: L&I Has Guidelines Vol 15 #3 Fall ’13

 

Which Jobs Should You Assess for Your Facility’s Hazardous Drug Control Plan? Vol 15 #2 Summer ’13

 

CRE: The New Superbug Plaguing Hospitals & Patients Vol 15 #2 Summer ’13

 

Stericycle Adopts New Protocol for CJD Infected Waste Vol 15 #2 Summer ’13

 

Ecology Targeting Clinical Instruments that Discharge Effluent Directly to the Sewer Without Pre-Treatment Vol 15 #2 Summer ’13

 

Using Resert XL HLD or Rapacide PA in Endoscopy? – Both wastes must be neutralized before discharge to the sewer Vol 15 #2 Summer ’13

 

L&I Delays Implementation of Hazardous Drug Rule Vol 15 #2 Summer ’13

 

DEA Proposes Rule for Expanded Options to Collect CSs from Users for Secure Destruction Vol 15 #1 Spring ’13

 

Not All Anesthesia Gas Dryers Designate As Special Waste Vol 15 #1 Spring ’13

 

Formalin Alternatives: Joint Commission Pushes Hospitals to Reduce Formalin Use Vol 15 #1 Spring ’13

 

Medical Surveillance Guidelines Released by NIOSH Will Not be Incorporated into the Hazardous Drug Rule for Now Vol 15 #1 Spring ’13

 

Arthroscopic Epinephrine Irrigation Solution Captured by Neptune is Merely Liquid Waste Vol 15 #1 Spring ’13

 

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