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If you handle hazardous waste, you must be properly trained

Why might your office manager require hazardous waste training? Anybody who handles hazardous waste in some capacity – even signing a manifest for shipping – must be certified. If you’re looking for a class to fulfill these requirements, Wisconsin Healthcare for a Healthy Environment (WH2E) is holding a discounted training session in March. Those who might benefit from hazardous waste training, especially if they’ve not had it in the last three years, include Environmental Service Managers, Plant Operations  Facilities Managers or Safety Managers. Read more

Mercury Reduction in Waterstream

Environmentally-Friendly Madison, WI Dentists Keep Amalgam — and Mercury — from Going Down the Drain

Throughout the country, it’s been estimated that dentists handle about one to two pounds of amalgam each year, mainly in the form of old silver-colored fillings removed from teeth. In Wisconsin, amalgam waste cannot be flushed down the drain due to regulations from local municipal wastewater authorities.  How do you dispose of amalgam compliantly yet cost-effectively? 

Before we get into inexpensive ways to properly dispose amalgam, here is a recap of why it can’t go down the drain. Read more

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources inspectors recently found some chemical hazardous waste generators who aren’t submitting Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests for their chemical waste. We’ll try to help by clarifying exactly what these manifests are, who needs to submit them and when.

If you handle hazardous waste, you must be properly trained

Why might your office manager require hazardous waste training? Anybody who handles hazardous waste in some capacity – even signing a manifest for shipping – must be certified. If you’re looking for a class to fulfill these requirements, Wisconsin Healthcare for a Healthy Environment (WH2E) is holding a discounted training session in May. Those who might benefit from hazardous waste training, especially if they’ve not had it in the last three years, include Environmental Service Managers, Plant Operations  Facilities Managers or Safety Managers. Read more

The disposal of your medical waste shouldn’t be overly expensive…so long as you’re doing so correctly and cost efficiently. If it feels like you’re being charged through the nose for your medical waste disposal, you could be making one of the following eleven common mistakes.