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RCRA/DOT Hazardous Training Certification 11/9 in SC Wisconsin

RCRA/DOT Hazardous Training –  SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, November 9, 2017  

Save Thursday, November 9, 2017  for our upcoming RCRA and DOT hazardous training class in South Central, WI.  Email us today at info@meriinc.com if you’d like to be added to the class list or fax us the registration form below.  

Training Opportunities Available
Attention Hospital and Medical Clinic Environmental Services, Facilities, Plant Operations or Safety Department Employees:

RCRA/DOT Hazardous Training

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

Agenda: Check-In 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Class: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $250 person. 

Continental Breakfast,  Lunch and Afternoon Beverages will be provided.

Register:  fax this  HAZTRAININGFORM  with the info below to  608-257-7656 by Monday, November 6. Or, email us with who will be attending at info@meriinc.com

Payment: Invoices and electronic payments available ahead of the training. Contact info@meriinc.com with each registrant’s name, organization and email address. Or, for the day of the conference, receipts will be available for checks (make payable to MERI) or cash.

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after passing the course tests at the end of the day.

HAZARDOUS TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTION

RCRA COMPLIANCE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS OVERVIEW
(MORNING SESSION)
This RCRA compliance course is designed 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 will receive updates on 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. Training should take place at least every 36 months. And, the training must take place whenever there is a regulation change affecting an employee’s job duties. Finally, all employees must be trained in hazmat compliance before performing hazmat activities in the workplace. This course will also provide train-the-trainer basics

WHO SHOULD ATTEND HAZARDOUS TRAINING

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.
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ATTENDEE INFORMATION Fax registration form below by Monday, November 6  to 608-257-7656

Clearly write how the attendees would like their name to appear on their course completion certificate. They will receive it after they take their RCRA/DOT test on Thursday, November 9, 2017

NAME    ORGANIZATION          EMAIL            PHONE

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How to Properly Tie a Biohazard Bag

You need to know how to properly tie a biohazard bag after it is full.  Having a properly sealed bag is one of the regulatory requirements for packaging your medical waste for shipment. Believe it or not, there’s a right way, and a wrong way to tie a medical waste bag once its full. The right way will mean that your bag will be less likely to leak if turned upside down.

At MERI, we’ve tested several knots. The two best methods are either to use an overhand knot or to use a gooseneck knot secured with either a plastic tie or duck tape.

Watch this video demonstration about how to properly tie an overhand or gooseneck knot once your regulated medical waste bag is full.

Or, follow these steps:

How Properly Tie a Biohazard Bag Using An Overhand Knot

 

Step 1 Overhand Knot: Gather, Twist End 8″-10″

 

 

 

 

Step 2 Overhand Knot:  Overhand Knot: Make Loop With the Twisted End

 

 

 

 

Step 3 Overhand Knot: Loop the End Through to Create a Knot

 

 

 

How Properly Tie a Biohazard Bag Using A Gooseneck Knot

 

Gooseneck Step 1:  Gather, Twist End 8″-10″

 

 

 

 

Gooseneck Step 2: Make Loop With the Twisted End

 

 

 

 

Gooseneck Step 3:  Seal Tightly With Either Duck Tape or Plastic Tie

 

 

 

Don’t tie your regulated medical waste bag in a bunny ear fashion, like this:

 

Tying a bag in rabbit ears is not acceptable, because, if turned upside down, your bag will likely leak.

 

 

 

Make sure the container lid is securely fastened once your red biohazard bag is tied inside the medical waste transport container. On that note, you’ll make our MERI medical waste drivers’ day if they see our container properly closed like this on your collection day:

Instead of seeing the lid not secured, or the biohazard bag full but not tied:

        

Finally, one last ask. Make sure that you don’t have any loose sharps in your biohazard bag or medical waste transport container. All sharps belong in a puncture-resistant red sharps box before going into the medical waste container. Sharps include needles, syringes, broken glass, scalpels, Capillary tubes, culture slides, broken rigid plastic and exposed wires.

Want to share this info with others? Feel free to download this handy Poster: Properly Package Medical Waste For Shipment  You may even want to place it by where your medical waste transport containers are located for easy reference. Our poster highlights the three simple steps folks need to follow for properly packing your medical waste for disposal.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 608-257-7652 or email us.

 

MERI's new Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit
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New Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit

Blood, vomit, urine, feces, or other biohazard waste spills happen everyday on a bus or in a school, lab, manufacturing or business setting. It’s a dirty job but someone has to clean it up.  If you’ve planned ahead, thankfully, you have MERI’s new Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit on hand to do it.

Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. new Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit disinfects, documents and disposes potentially contaminated infectious waste. This all-in-one, pre-paid postage mail kit offers a total solution when cleaning up and disposing biohazard waste, including sharps or broken glass. It even holds discarded clothing items saturated with blood borne pathogens.

Use MERI’s New Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit To:

  • Remove and disinfect the surface area after a potentially contaminated infectious waste spill such as blood, vomit, urine or feces.
  • Dispose biohazard waste spill or broken glass in biotech, research lab at blood spill after an incident in a manufacturing facility.
  • Document proper disposal of discarded clothing containing blood borne pathogens due to an accident or nose bleed at a school, day care, gym, swimming pool or recreation center.

Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit Is DOT and USPS Certified

Certified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the United States Postal Service (USPS), every one of MERI’s Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kits holds up to eight pounds of absorbed waste. Best of all, each kit comes with an exposure incident form to record spill as well as a manifest noting that the infectious material is being properly destroyed at our licensed treatment facility.

What’s In Each Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit?

MERI’s Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit features both clean up and disposal items. 

The Clean Up Items Include:

  • Absorbent Powder Pack (0.75 oz)
  • Scoop & Scraper (1)
  • Disinfectant Surface Wipe (1)
  • Mask with Visor (1)
  • Red Biohazard Waste Bag (1)
  • Pair Latex-Free Exam Gloves (1)
  • Antimicrobial Hand Wipes (2)
  • Exposure Incident Form (1)
  • Absorbent Pad (2)

And, the Disposal Box Items Feature:

  • A rigid 10.3” high x 10.5” wide x 7” deep, 2 gallon Biohazard Container
  • Absorbent Pad
  • Thick Plastic Bag and Zip Tie
  • Manifest to Document Proper Disposal of Potentially Infectious Waste
  • Pre-paid Postage Shipping Box to Send Material to Treatment Facility

Cost-Effective Spill Clean Up and Disposal Solution

MERI’s new Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit is a handy, compliant, cost-effective solution for environmental service, facility or maintenance managers. This kit would especially be helpful to have at:

* Corporate or Retail Locations

* Manufacturing, Biotech, University Research Facilities

* Police, EMT, Government Agencies, Drug-Testing Sites

* School, University Restrooms or First Aid Stations or Emergency Health Services

* Day Care, After School Care, Senior and Recreational Centers

* Dental or Veterinarian Offices

* Nursing Stations, Urgent Care, Long-term Care Facilities

* Chemistry Labs, Gym and Athletic Trainer Facilities

* Airlines, Cruise Ships, School Bus or Charter Coach Tour Operators

* Hotel, Restaurant or Gas Stations

Delivery of Your New Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit 

MERI’s new Biohazard Blood Spill Clean Up & Disposal Kit ships in one to two business days after ordering. Before sending back your prepaid shipping box back to MERI, first sign the manifests. They are located in the plastic label on the side of the box. Next, keep one manifest for your records. Finally, please note that return shipping must be done through the United States Postal Service.

Don’t forget to order another MERI mailback kit before returning yours. That way you can always have a safe place to store your biohazard materials.

Click Here for Video Packaging Instructions

Watch this video or view these packing instructions to see how easy it is to package MERI’s mailback systems back through the United States Postal Service.

 

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Hazardous Training on May 19, 2017 in Madison, WI

RCRA/DOT Hazardous Training –  SAVE THE DATE – Friday, May 19, 2017 

We know that you often have a lot to juggle so helping to make sure that you are compliant is one small way we can keep you and your staff safe.  That’s why we want you to save Friday, May 19  for our upcoming RCRA and DOT hazardous training class in the Madison, WI.  Email us today at info@meriinc.com if you’d like to be added to the class list or fax us the registration form below.  

Training Opportunities Available
Attention Hospital and Medical Clinic Environmental Services, Facilities, Plant Operations or Safety Department Employees:

RCRA/DOT Hazmat Training

When: Friday, May 19, 2017

Where: Meriter Business Center (2650 Novation Parkway, Madison, WI 53713)

Agenda: Check-In 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $250 person. This is a MERI sponsored event

Companies who send 9 attendees will receive the tenth registrant for free
Continental Breakfast,  Lunch and Afternoon Beverages will be provided.

Register:  fax this  HAZTRAININGFORM  with the info below to  608-257-7656 by Monday, May 15. Or, email us with who will be attending at info@meriinc.com

Payment: Invoices can be sent and electronic payments made ahead of the training day. Contact info@meriinc.com with each registrant’s name, organization and email address. Or, for the day of the conference, receipts will be available for checks (make payable to MERI) or cash.

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after passing the course tests at the end of the day.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

RCRA COMPLIANCE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS OVERVIEW
(MORNING SESSION)
This RCRA compliance course is designed 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 will receive updates on 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; training must take place at least every 36 months; and the training must take place whenever there is a regulation change affecting an employee’s job duties. All employees must be trained 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!

ATTENDEE INFORMATION Fax registration form below by Monday, May 15  to 608-257-7656
Please clearly note the following information for certificate at the end of the RCRA/DOT test completion on Friday, May 19, 2017

NAME    ORGANIZATION          EMAIL            PHONE

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WI DNR Infectious Waste Report Update

Are you wondering if it’s time to file your WI DNR Infectious Waste Report? Or even if you need to file this year?

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Infectious Waste Report applies to all Wisconsin infectious waste generators. It’s not just for medical facilities, such as hospitals, clinics or nursing homes. It verifies that both generators and treatment facilities throughout the state are in compliance with regulatory manifesting requirements.

If your Wisconsin location(s) shipped 50 pounds or more of medical waste to an infectious waste treatment facility in one or more months during the calendar year, you will need to complete the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Infectious Waste Report.

This Infectious Waste Off-Site Treatment report is the first of an annual two-part electronic document within the WI DNR annual Infectious Waste Report. Only hospitals, clinics and nursing homes should complete the second part of the annual filing, also known as the medical waste reduction progress report.

Are You Exempt?

Not sure if you have to file either one or both of documents in the annual WI DNR Infectious Waste Report?

Use this handy worksheet to determine if you are exempt from having to file the infectious waste report with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Even if you don’t file an infectious waste report, according to WI DNR Annual Reports Exemptions and Records  you should keep on file any of the following:

  • Your infectious waste manifests or records of waste sent off-site for treatment (hospitals, clinics and nursing homes must retain for five years, all others for three years).
  • Your certificates of destruction or treatment (hospitals, clinics and nursing homes must retain for five years, all others for three years).
  • Logs of the amounts sent off-site for treatment and the destination facility.
  • Logs of the amounts generated.
  • Records related to on-site treatment (see s. NR 526.12, Wis. Adm. Code).

Being Exempt In Past Doesn’t Reflect Your Future

Veterinarians, dentists, acupuncturists, tattoo artists, laboratory researchers, manufacturers and small businesses, take note: Just because you may have been exempt from filing the WI DNR Infectious Waste Off-Treatment Report in the past, it doesn’t mean you will be this year — especially if your facility expanded, or had an incident, and generated more medical waste.

Wisconsin funeral home directors also should be aware that they might need to file.  While the WI Regulation’s NR 526.04(5) states: Human tissue that is interred or cremated on site is exempt from reporting”, this doesn’t mean that you are exempt as you may have sharps or other infectious waste.

Just ask yourself: Did 50 pounds or more of infectious waste get removed from my premises during the calendar month? If you answered YES, then an infectious waste off-site treatment report must be filed.

Note that 50 pounds is not an average monthly total in any a calendar year. Whenever 50 pounds or more is removed from the premises for treatment elsewhere, during any month during the calendar year. This is according to manifests, shipping papers or other records.

The DNR has a great list of what is and isn’t infectious waste. You can find it this guide, Basic Infectious Waste Requirements for Generators of Small Amounts.

Medical Waste Reduction Plan

Funeral homes and smaller infectious waste generators are exempt from completing the second part of the Infectious Waste Off-Treatment Report, also known as the medical waste reduction plan.

However, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes will likely have to complete the medical waste reduction plan. This addressees not only previous waste management practices, but also strategies being put into place to reduce your future waste production. The plan needs to be reviewed annually and updated at least every five years.

WI DNR Infectious Waste Report Date

An electronic version of the DNR’s Infectious Waste Annual Report form, first launched in late 2015, asked all generators to submit their infectious waste numbers for 2014.

In 2017, the Wisconsin DNR hopes to catch up by asking for 2015 numbers. Then, shortly after that, 2016 numbers, in order to get everyone up to date, according to Barb Bickford, WI DNR’s Medical Waste Coordinator.

Bickford did not specify a date when the upcoming filing of 2015 numbers will take place.  Backend testing is currently taking place. However, once it goes live, the process should be quicker for repeat filers.

She noted that those who submitted in the past should automatically get an email notifying them when it’s time to file the report. You an also check the DNR’s reporting web page for updates at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/HealthWaste/IWReport.html

If you’ve had changes in your staff, your facility has changed its name or has a new owner, or if you think that you might need to file for the first time, you should notify the DNR at: dnrmedicalwaste@wisconsin.gov. This will avoid delays of the correct person being notified. And, will save future typing. You won’t have to change pre-populated information.

Reports will be due six weeks from the DNR’s release date.

We’ll Keep You Informed

MERI will keep you informed once the WI DNR’s reporting feature is available.

Our handy customer portal keeps track of your infectious waste numbers and makes it easy to retrieve the information you need to file your reports quickly.

This software allows you to:

  • Retrieve manifests that include cradle-to-grave documentation of infectious waste.
  • Receive a report detailing the total weight of treated waste over a specific date range.
  • Update your contact information.

We’ve already sent every MERI customer a link to the portal along with the required password. If you’re having trouble accessing the portal, please contact us by phone or email and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Flu Shot Needle Disposal

According to the CDC, as many as 168 million doses of the flu shot, also known as an injectable influenza vaccine, could be administer in the United States this year. Where will thousands of those used needles go?

Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. (MERI) has been working with colleges, corporate office parks, skilled nursing centers, hospitals and traveling nurses throughout the Midwest to make sure needles from flu injections are properly disposed, either through MERI’s regulated medical waste pickup or sharps mailback program.

In the process of our MERI employees get their flu shots, here’s what we learned:

Tis the Flu Season

Even though 2016’s National Influenza Vaccination Week officially kicks off until December 4-10, flu shots are being administed now as flu cases are often reported as early as October. Flu season peaks between December and February and lasts as late as May.

If flu viruses are spreading, it’s never too late to get your vaccine, even if you’ve already gotten sick with one flu virus. Depending on the type you get, you are protected from three to four flu strains for approximately six months after you’ve been vaccinated.

Use Injection Not Nasal Spray

During 2016-2017, the nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) vaccine is not being recommended to combat the flu virus. Instead, the CDC recommends using the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV).

Anyone who had to deal with the affects of the flu can tell you it’s worth taking a few moments, or overcoming a fear of needles, to get yourself, and your loved ones, vaccinated.

It’s especially important to get young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, and people aged 65 years and older vaccinated, as they are at high risk of having severe complications from the flu. This can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes that can lead to hospitalization or death.

Difference Between a Cold and Flu

You likely have a cold if you are tired and gradually feel a runny nose, sore throat, cough, sneezing jag, or headache coming on.

On the other hand, you probably have the flu if your symptoms come on suddenly, are more severe, you’re extremely tired or often are going to the bathroom to get sick.

A cold is a hassle. The flu can be deadly, especially when one’s immune system is compromised. While it is still very difficult to distinguish the flu from other viruses on the basis of symptoms alone, there are tests available, if needed, to find the answer.

Click here for this handy difference between a cold and flu chart.

How Do You Avoid Getting a Cold or Flu?

Mom was right when she pleaded “Wash Your Hands!”

To avoid picking up a cold or influenza virus, wash your hands often and thoroughly with warm soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth, and try to stay away from anyone who is experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu, as they can expel tiny droplets of the virus in the air, or on a table surface.

Another way to avoid getting sick is to make sure you get plenty of sleep, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water, and manage your stress levels through regular exercise and meditative breathing.

Most importantly, to avoid the flu, take a moment to get your flu shot to #FightFlu!

And, if you need assistance with removing needles after a flu clinic, please give Lisa or Caleb a call at 608-257-7652 or email us at info@meriinc.com

Upcoming RCRA and DOT Hazardous Training

 SAVE THE DATE – TUESDAY OCT. 11, 2016 

We know that you often have a lot to juggle so helping to make sure that you are compliant is one small way we can keep you and your staff safe.  That’s why we want you to save Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016  for our upcoming RCRA and DOT hazardous training class in the Wisconsin Dells.  Email us today at info@meriinc.com if you’d like to be added to the class list.  

Training Opportunities Available
Attention Hospital and Medical Clinic Environmental Services, Facilities, Plant Operations or Safety Department Employees:

RCRA/DOT Hazmat Training

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Where: Hilton Garden Inn (101 E. Hiawatha Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965)
Agenda: Check-In 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $250 person. This is a MERI sponsored event                                             Companies who send 5 attendees will receive the sixth registrant for free
Continental Breakfast,  Lunch and Afternoon Beverages will be provided.

Register:  fax this  HAZTRAININGFORM  with the info below to  608-257-7656 by Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Or, email us with who will be attending at info@meriinc.com

Payment: Invoices can be sent and electronic payments made ahead of the training day by contacting info@meriinc.com with each registrant’s name, organization and email address. Or, for the day of the conference, receipts will be available for checks (make payable to MERI) or cash.

Certification: A certificate of completion will be given to attendees after they complete the course tests at the end of the day.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

RCRA COMPLIANCE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS OVERVIEW
(MORNING SESSION)
This RCRA compliance course is designed 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 are updated with regulatory changes and are given 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; the training must be repeated at least every 36 months; and the training must be updated whenever there is a regulation change affecting an employee’s job duties. All employees must be trained 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!

ATTENDEE INFORMATION Fax registration form below by Friday, October 7, 2016 to 608-257-7656
Please clearly note the following information so that a certificate can be presented upon completion of the Tuesday, October 11, 2016 RCRA/DOT Hazmat training:

NAME    ORGANIZATION          EMAIL            PHONE

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Thank You – You Made Our Day!

MERI looks out for my hospital’s best interest. I like doing business with MERI because they are honest and trustworthy.”  

Gail Reichling, Housekeeping Supervisor, Upland Hills Health

Thank you, Gail, for your testimonial for what we do for you and your team at Upland Hills. We’re going to proudly add it to our growing list of testimonials.

Notes like these mean a lot to us, because we like to take care of our customers.

We’ve heard from many of you that our electronic manifests and customer portal have made reporting a lot easier. Hospital and surgical center administrators have also thanked us for helping them to be more sustainable, and reduce their waste numbers, by recycling their surgical blue wrap and repurposing their medical devices.

Because medical waste has its own ebb and flow, we’ll make it a priority to get you picked up, even if it’s not your scheduled date. Find yourself needing more containers and bags? No worries about going over an allotment. We’ll get them to you free of charge.

We’ll also help you save time and money by being your one source for picking up not only infectious waste, but also pharmaceutical and hazardous chemical waste, or universal materials like batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and medical devices.

We know that you often have a lot to juggle so helping to make sure that you are compliant is one small way we can keep you and your staff safe.  That’s why we want to have you save the date for our upcoming RCRA and DOT hazardous training class on October 11, 2016 in the Wisconsin Dells.  Email us today at info@meriinc.com if you’d like to be added to the class list.  

 SAVE THE DATE – TUESDAY OCT. 11, 2016 — RCRA AND DOT HAZARDOUS TRAINING

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Free Nursing Home Compliance Review

 

With increased enforcement, nursing home compliance is critical. MERI’s Free Infectious and Hazardous Waste Review Helps Midwestern Nursing Homes Quickly Assess if They Are Compliant. 

If a DNR inspector audited your nursing home today, would it pass with flying colors?

Skilled Nursing Administrators, Environmental Services and Compliance Officers take note: Proposed EPA rules and increased enforcement means it’s time for you to check if your facility has any compliance issues when handling and disposing its pharmaceutical and medical waste.

From previous reviews we’ve conducted, we’ve noticed many skilled nursing facilities are in non-compliance, especially when dealing with their pharmaceuticals. This is worrying for three reasons.

  • you could be faced with thousands of dollars in fines if audited,
  • you may inadvertently creating an unhealthy workplace, and
  • you could be unnecessarily polluting our water stream.

MERI (short for Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc.) is currently offering a FREE Nursing Home Compliance REVIEW for Midwestern Nursing Homes to help flag any potential compliance issues.

Our quick, 10-question survey can help you determine if your infectious, hazardous, pharmaceutical and universal wastes are being properly stored, collected, treated and disposed. We’ll also talk to you about how you document every step of your waste disposal process, from cradle to grave, and how quickly you can access your manifests.

Click here to email us with a time that works best for you to conduct the survey, or or give Lisa, Jim or Zac a call at 608-257-7652.

After the 20-minute conversation, we’ll review your answers and pull together a report with our findings shortly after. MERI will note where you may currently be out of compliance on issues that may put you at greater risk of fine. Our goal of doing this is to help you get these issues fixed before an inspector shows up at your door with a list of violations that could quickly add up to more $27,500 per violation/per day.

We’ve helped skilled nursing and assisted living facilities stay on top of changing regulations for more than 30 years. Licensed and owned by three major hospitals, MERI understands your world. As a not-for-profit, we know how important it is to be compliant and to keep your costs low, so that you can focus your financial resources on what’s truly important – focusing your resources on those you are caring for.

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