infectious waste

It’s time to report your 2018 infectious waste numbers to the WI DNR. You can access the link here.  March 1, 2019 is the deadline to submit your Wisconsin facility’s 2018 infectious waste numbers.

For those who generated more than 50 lbs. of sharps and medical waste in a calendar month during 2018, this task should go more quickly now that the WI DNR has automated the process. If you did one before, a lot of the electronic fields will already be filled in for you. Be sure to check them and make any necessary changes.

Does your healthcare facility need to file an infectious waste annual report?

State law requires businesses and institutions to separate and manage infectious waste safely. It requires hospitals, clinics and nursing homes to implement plans to reduce medical waste. To verify compliance with these requirements, infectious waste generators must file a report regarding waste sent off-site for infectious waste treatment. This is also know as the “Off-site Treatment Report.” In addition, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes must file the “Medical Waste Reduction Progress Report.” The DNR’s infectious waste annual report combines both reports in the same online form.

To determine whether your facility must file the infectious waste annual report, go to dnr.wi.gov and search “infectious waste.” If you have questions, please contact Ariana Mankerian (608-266-6965).

MERI makes it easy to pull your infectious waste numbers

MERI customers can quickly get their numbers by using the online portal.  All you have to do is:
1)   log into: https://merigenesis.com
2)   Type in your customer ID (if you can’t remember it, just give us a call and we can remind you what we have on file)
3)   Enter your password. Can’t remember it? Don’t worry. You can create a new one. Just click on the green button and follow the instructions in the email that will come your way.

If you are a generator of infectious waste in Wisconsin and have not yet received an email from the DNR notifying you of instructions to ensure everything gets filed correctly, be sure to email them at DNRMedicalWaste@wisconsin.gov. This is especially important if your facility has a new contact person.

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Madison Environmental Resourcing, Inc. (MERI) will offer a RCRA/DOT Hazardous Waste Training Certification Class 5/14/2019. It will be from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at MERI’s facility at 800 Uniek Drive in Waunakee, WI.

Hospital, Medical Clinic, Facilities, Environmental Service, Plant Operations, and Safety Department employees should attend, especially those in need of RCRA/DOT Certification.

Click to register here or email this HAZTRAININGFORM to info@meriinc.com if you’d like to be added to the class list.

WHAT: RCRA/DOT Hazmat Training

WHEN:     May 14, 2019

WHERE:   Madison Environmental Resourcing, Inc. 800 Uniek Drive, Waunakee, WI  53597

Check-In:  8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Class: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $250 person.  Continental Breakfast,  Lunch and Afternoon Beverages will be provided.

Certification: All who successfully complete the course test will receive their certification at the end of the day.

Payment: USE THIS LINK TO PAY BY PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD. Invoices can be sent ahead of the training day by contacting info@meriinc.com and noting the name(s) of those attending from your organization. Or, payment can take place on the day of the training. Make checks payable to MERI. Receipts will be available.

RCRA/DOT Hazardous Waste Certification Class 5/14/2019 COURSE DESCRIPTION 

RCRA COMPLIANCE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS OVERVIEW
(MORNING SESSION)
This RCRA compliance course is for large and small quantity generators. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires that facility personnel be trained to “perform their duties in a way that ensures the facility’s compliance” with hazardous waste regulations.

DOT HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION OVERVIEW
(AFTERNOON SESSION)
Comprehensive training for shippers, handlers & transporters. Students receive regulatory changes and training in the use and application of the 49 CFR manual. Are you meeting hazmat training requirements? Every employee involved in shipping, transporting, or handling hazardous materials must receive training to be certified. And, the training must take place at least every 36 months. Also, the training must update whenever there is a regulation change affecting an employee’s job duties. All employees must train in hazmat compliance before performing hazmat activities in the workplace. This course will also provide train-the-trainer basics

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All employees who are responsible for hazmat employee training; preparing/signing shipping papers; placarding; security; marking and labeling; packaging; loading and unloading of vehicles; and other activities that are regulated under the DOT hazmat regulations.

To run the event we will need a minimum of 10 people in attendance. Spread the word so we have a good attendance!

MERI Inc. Video

 Always wonder where your medical waste goes after it leaves your facility? Watch our new video for a behind the scenes view of Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=bBAUpmubqhM
 

MERI CEO Jim Fitzpatrick shares the history and mission of MERI, and how our team strives everyday to make your medical waste disposal worry free.

See what happens when sharps, biohazard and infectious waste goes through MERI’s microwave processors, getting disinfected and shredded to a fraction of its original volume. Also, learn how its destruction is properly recorded using MERI’s sustainable electronic manifest system. 

Finally, check out MERI’s nationwide mailback kit program, which provides an array of easy disposal options for sharps and other regulated medical waste, including trace chemo and amalgam.

Most importantly, if you like our video, we’d appreciate a thumbs up on Twitter …and feel free to share it with others on Linked In!