Stericycle forced to repay $27 million stolen from US taxpayers

http://investors.stericycle.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=119334&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2095652

 

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10 reasons why a Medmentum Franchise is a great business opportunity!

Why a Medmentum Franchise is a great business opportunity!

  1. Recession proof – Customers cannot ‘scrimp’ on this service
  2. Cannot be outsourced – No need to worry about this work going overseas
  3. Highly regulated – This minimizes competition
  4. Not glamorous – They’re riches in niches.
  5. It provides a continuous stream of income – Earn a customer once, keep them a long time
  6. Large territories – We want to see you succeed
  7. Low start up costs – No large investment before opening your doors.
  8. The business scales easily – Add more routes and make more money
  9. Lower risk – Medical waste disposal is an established industry
  10. You’re on the Medmentum team – Operational, regulatory, and marketing support like you wouldn’t believe!

Call today 888-963-7386 or send an inquiry through...

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The Biohazard Symbol

Medmentum Biohazard symbol medical waste franchise

Behold the biohazard symbol! Its almost 50 years old.

According to Wikipedia,

The biohazard symbol was developed by the Dow Chemical Company in 1966 for their containment products.[2] According to Charles Baldwin,[2] an environmental-health engineer who contributed to its development: “We wanted something that was memorable but meaningless, so we could educate people as to what it means.” In an article he wrote for Science in 1967,[4] the symbol was presented as the new standard for all biological hazards (“biohazards”). The article explained that over 40 symbols were drawn up by Dow artists, and all of the symbols investigated had to meet a number of criteria:

  1. Striking in form in order to draw immediate attention;
  2. Unique and unambiguous, in order not to be confused with sym...
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Medical waste truck taken for joyride on Friday afternoon

Police say someone took a medical waste truck for a joyride on Friday afternoon.

Source: Medical waste truck taken for joyride on Friday afternoon

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Medmentum Introduces Nationwide Franchise Oppportunities

Alice Hlavin, Medmentum’s president, indicated that “until now, the disposal of regulated medical waste, sometimes
referred to as RMW, infectious waste, or biohazardous waste, has been the domain of much larger companies. This is due to the fact that a high level of regulatory compliance imposes a steep burden for a small business to overcome. Medmentum has the capability to offset that barrier to entry in the market by providing potential franchisees with a turnkey system that develops and launches their own medical waste disposal business without the enormous upfront investment traditionally required.

2015-04-30 medmentum press release announcing franchise opportunitues

Medmentum Introduces Nationwide Franchise Opportunity

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Hazardous pharmaceuticals commingled with medical waste

Under very certain conditions, the EPA will allow the commingling of hazardous pharmaceuticals waste with medical waste, (also known as biohazardous waste or infectious waste). The reason for this is that most small offices have such tiny amounts of hazardous waste that the EPA has made the rules slightly less stringent for these small generators

Rule number 1

No P-listed hazardous waste can ever go in a medical waste stream. The containers themselves can be disposed of in the regular waste stream ONLY if they have been triple rinsed. The rinsing agent has to be treated as hazardous waste, though. To keep things simple, keep P-listed pharma waste OUT of the medical waste stream. Here is a partial list of P-listed compounds:

Example RCRA P-Listed Waste Codes

Note: must contain cons...

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Medmentum passes another inspection

We take our operations very seriously and we are proud of our exemplary performance. Below is a copy of our most recent inspection by the Lake County Health Department. Make sure you ask other 3rd party waste haulers / processors for documentation of their quality control and performance when you entrust your biohazardous waste to them. After all, YOU are responsible for the waste from cradle to grave.

Medmentum passes inspection

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Medmentum offers sharps containers for your office or clinic

Medmentum now offers two sizes or sharps containers to help simplify your regulated medical waste disposal:

Kendall 2 Gallon Red Sharps Container 10 in. x 7.25 in. x 10.5 in with Rotor Lid. Model number 8970, $12.00 each

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Covidien 5 Quart Red Sharps-A-Gator Sharps Container 12.25 in. x 4.25 in. x 11 in Tortuous Path. Model number 31144010, $10.00 each

medmentum sharps container 5 qt 31144010

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Do you know what 1910.1030(g)(2)(i) is? You should!

1910.1030(g)(2)(i) is the OSHA Standard that requires to empoyers to provide training to employees that may be exposed to or handle infectious agents

It specifies:

"The employer shall train each employee with occupational exposure in accordance with the requirements of this section. Such training must be provided at no cost to the employee and during working hours. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program."

Medmentum offers free OSHA online training for your employees as part of our service. Contact us to learn more

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Don’t take chances with medical waste – It can cost your organization

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Aurora Health Care Inc. will pay $340,000 for improperly disposing pharmaceutical hazardous waste in landfills. Make sure you use a licensed, insured, and bonded provider like Medmentum. We will ensure that your waste is disposed of properly and to the letter of the law.

http://www.jsonline.com/business/aurora-to-pay-fines-fees-for-improper-disposal-of-hazardous-waste-b99279541z1-260959491.html

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