Industry News

Pathacura understands keeping up with the latest news and certifications about HIPAA Standards, OSHA Regulations concerning Medical Waste, Shredding and File Storage can be challenging.

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Training Breakdown

OSHA and HIPAA Training Breakdown

Few businesses escape the far reaches of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and every business must comply with the regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Although every business must work to ensure compliance with all rules and statutes set forth by administrative agencies, employees often fail to realize […]

Bloodborne Pathogens

Handling Bloodborne Pathogens with Care

Microbes in body fluids and blood, known as bloodborne pathogens, can cause infections including human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B and C. Following established protocols for medical waste disposal is critical for minimizing the chances of potentially life-threatening infections. How are people exposed? Exposure can occur through sticks with needles and other sharp objects, along […]

Shredding

Keeping the Good; Shredding the Bad

With the ongoing threat of identity theft, protecting personal information is essential. One of the ways that identity thieves gain access to sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers and birth dates, is by digging through dumpsters to look for documents. Shredding, especially with cross-cut or confetti shredders, helps ensure that identity thieves aren’t able […]

State law

Knowing Your State Laws On Medical Waste Disposal

Laws and regulations vary from state to state. State regulations governing medical waste disposal in Connecticut and surrounding states (PA, NY, RI and MA) are strictly regulated and include harsh penalties for facilities that do not comply with state laws governing medical waste disposal. Generally, states define medical waste as “biomedical waste” which refers to […]

Price Tag

Stericycle: What Have You Been Paying?

Don’t fall victim to overpaying companies like Stericycle for your medical waste disposal needs. While most may not make a big deal out of it, especially when it comes to large companies like hospitals serving thousands of people every day, it was a big deal to the many small businesses Stericycle has served all these […]

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