Medical waste disposal companies are finding an easy, eco-friendly solution to tracking their collection and destruction process by using MERI’s Genesis e-manifest system.

Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. (MERI) developed Genesis proprietary electronic manifest system in 2012 to help its hospital partners compliantly and sustainably track their medical waste throughout the cradle-to-grave disposal process.

Now other medical waste companies, including Superior Waste in MI, are using Genesis to quickly find the information they need and efficiently service their customers.

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Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. (MERI) will offer a RCRA / DOT Hazardous Waste Certification Class May 15, 2020. 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. Email info@meriinc.com if you’d like to be added to the class list or have any further questions.

WHAT: RCRA/DOT Hazmat Training

WHEN:     May 15, 2020

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

Check-In:  8:30 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 05/15/2020 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.

There are three steps for how to handle hazardous waste containers in hospitals. To remember them, think of the word LID. It stands for locate, inspect and document. Those words will come in handy for what you must do when moving them throughout your facility to the main accumulation area.

This environmental service training video highlights best practices when handling hazardous waste containers.

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Madison Environmental Resourcing, Inc. (MERI) will offer a RCRA and DOT Hazardous Waste Training Certification Class on October 29, 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.

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

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

Reverse Distributor: HAZ Pharma Flow Chart

EPA Disposal Guidelines in Iowa have changed regarding hazardous pharmaceutical waste. Don’t worry. It’s a good thing – and a better fit for healthcare. It will provide regulatory relief for hospitals and other large quantity generators of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. Part of this sweeping legislation is 40 CFR 266 Subpart P. Below is are recap of this federal ruling, who needs to comply, and how.

The new EPA rules became effective August 21, 2019 in Iowa, Alaska, the US Territories, and the Indian Country.

If you’re unsure of whether or not your facility is a “healthcare facility” under this new rule, please consult with your local regulator.

Iowa First to Adopt New EPA Rules                                                                                                                             

All other states have some leeway (until July 2021) when they adopt these new federal regulations. This chart gives an idea of the timing of when it may take place, such as in Wisconsin and Illinois. Note that some states’ current regulations may actually be even more stringent than the new EPA laws, and will follow those instead.

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Wondering how your Wisconsin healthcare facility can avoid hazardous disposal violations and sail through a surprise inspection by the WI DNR?

This Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources presentation highlights six areas to concentrate on to ensure a compliant hazardous waste management program. If you’re counting, we’re adding a seventh one in the list below, as the August 21, 2019 Sewer Ban is just around the corner.

To clarify, the WI DNR lists healthcare facilities as: hospitals, clinics, community-based residential facilities, residential care apartment complexes with centrally managed medications, in-patient hospice care and nursing homes with five or more beds.

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Thank you for choosing MERI. We don’t take lightly the responsibility of managing your medical waste. And, we appreciate your support in helping us to properly disposing your infectious, hazardous, pharmaceutical and universal waste streams.

This thank you for choosing MERI video is a token of appreciation to our customers. Many of you have been with us since our inception over three decades ago. Because of your encouragement, we’ve been able to:

  • develop training programs and educational blogs to keep you up to date
  • support sustainability initiatives, like recycling surgical blue wrap
  • expand our services to include a nationwide medical waste mailback system
  • and most importantly, finding innovative solutions to your medical waste issues, whatever they may be
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EPA Sewer Ban

Healthcare facilities have long disposed of hazardous pharmaceutical waste by flushing it down the drain or toilet. No more, says the EPA. Effective August 21, 2019, the EPA Sewer Ban will require facilities to find an alternative means of disposing RCRA hazardous pharmaceutical waste, such as through a licensed treatment facility like MERI. If you work for or manage a healthcare facility, here’s what you need to know to get in compliance with the new EPA Sewer Ban.

Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. (MERI) will offer a RCRA/DOT Hazardous Waste Certification Class 6/24/2019. It will be from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at MERI’s facility at 800 Uniek Drive in Waunakee, WI.

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Drug Take Back Event

MERI collects sharps at Drug Take Back Day events in Stoughton, Waunakee and Edgerton, WI. Pills, patches, EPI pens, and prescription eyewear were just some of the many items collected at Stoughton Wellness Coalition’s recent Medication Disposal and Sharps Collection day. 

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