Hipaa and medical waste

Does HIPAA Apply to Medical Waste?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is primarily designed to enforce security of patient information by setting standards for protecting health information and holding the healthcare industry accountable for security. Enacted in 1996, the Department of Health and Human Services states that according to HIPAA, covered entities...
different types of medical waste disposal methods

Different Types of Medical Waste & Their Disposal Methods

Medical waste—usually defined as any potentially infectious material produced in a healthcare facility—comes in many different types. For example, a routine checkup may produce sharps waste (like needles) or “red bag” waste like bandages or surgical gloves. Proper handling and disposal of the different types of medical waste is...

Where Shredding Fits In With Secure School Record Management

Whenever you need to dispose documents, shredding them first is always one of the best ways to protect information. Besides security, though, there are also legal requirements to shred student records according to the education-specific FERPA law. Learn more about what FERPA covers and how shredding can you help...
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Best Strategies for Shredding School Records

With summer right around the corner, now is a great time to organize and clean out old student records. Keep in mind, however, that doing so isn’t as simple as finding old student records and recycling them. Federal laws, like FERPA, protect student information and require educational administrators to...
How much do you save with mobile shredding?

How Much Do You Save With Mobile Shredding?

Mobile shredding gives the opportunity to watch your paper be securely shredded at your curbside. A shred truck equipped with an industrial shredder comes to your location, and the documents are loaded into the shredder. Rather than taking them in or shredding them yourself, mobile comes to you, making...
When is mobile shredding my cheapest option?

When Is Mobile Shredding Your Cheapest Option?

Mobile shredding is one of the most convenient shredding options because the shredding service will come to you. With mobile shredding, you can schedule a shredding truck to come to your location and shred your files as you watch. Depending on how much you have to shred, mobile shredding...

How to Find the Shredding Services Closest to You

Before starting to look for a shredding service, it’s important to know whether you need drop-off, mobile, or another type of shredding first, since the best way to find nearby shredding can vary. Some factors to keep in mind are: How much shredding do you have? Do you need...
Find your fastest shredding option

How to Find the Fastest Shredding Near You

With so many shredding options available it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you. There are a number of factors that can affect the decision. But sometimes all that matters is efficiency and saving time. If that’s the case, then the best option is drop-off...
Local shred events

Shredding Events: A Nearby Solution for Free Shredding

Shred events are a secure shredding option for individuals within a community that offer a number of other benefits as well. Watch the video or read the transcript below to learn about these benefits, how the process works, and more. Video Transcript What Are Shred Events? Shred events are...
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How Shred Events Can Help Save You Money On Shredding

For the average person, shredding can be expensive. Depending on how much material you have to shred, it can be difficult to see how paying for a shredding service is worth it. Unfortunately, there really aren’t any ways to get free shredding yourself. If you want to do the...