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Healthcare (Seattle/WA)

The Joint Commission Stresses Appropriate Hazardous Material Management Vol 20 #3 Autumn ’18
Gap Analysis: A Tool for Identifying Deficiencies, Risks and Differences between Performance and Goals Vol 20 #3 Autumn ’18
Working With Your Local Wastewater Treatment Facility Vol 20 #3 Autumn ’18
Have You Adopted a Controlled Substance Collection System? Vol 20 #3 Autumn ’18
Waste Chiller Oil: What Happens to Yours? Vol 20 #3 Autumn ’18
Legionella Disease Cases Continue to Rise Vol 20 #3 Autumn ’18
Medical Masks Are Not All the Same Vol 20 #2 Summer ’18
Fuel Storage Tanks: Permits, Tier Two Reports & Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plans Vol 20 #2 Summer ’18
Confused About the Management of Pharmaceutical Containers? Vol 20 #2 Summer ’18
Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifests are Coming Vol 20 #2 Summer ’18
Segregating & Managing Chemotherapy Drug Waste Vol 20 #1 Spring ’18
Segregating Pharmaceutical Waste Among Stericycle’s Biosystem Black Containers Vol 20 #1 Spring ’18
Rapicide-PA, Acecide-C, and Other Peroxyacetic Acid-based Disinfectant Waste May Violate Local Wastewater Discharge pH Standards Vol 20 #1 Spring ’18
Biofilms: Progress in Defeating HAIs Vol 20 #1 Spring ’18
Required Destruction of Empty Pill Bottles? EPA Rule is Up in the Air Vol 19 #4 Winter ’17
When does Lactated Ringer’s Designate as Dangerous Waste? Vol 19 #4 Winter ’17
Anesthesia Gas Exposure in the PACU Vol 19 #4 Winter ’17
Empty Pharmaceutical Container Management Vol 19 #4 Winter ’17
When Anesthetic Liquid or Liquid Nitrogen Spills … Vol 19 #4 Winter ’17
Hospital Waste: How Do Your Clinics Manage Pharm Waste? Vol 19 #4 Winter ’17
Water Management Plans: Now Required for Hospitals Vol 19 #3 Autumn ’17
Substitutes for Hazardous Pathology Chemicals Vol 19 #3 Autumn ’17
Managing Controlled Substance Waste Vol 19 #3 Autumn ’17
Tracking Healthcare Waste Management Costs Vol 19 #3 Autumn ’17
What Happens to Waste When Flushed Down the Sewer? Vol 19 #3 Autumn ’17
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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