20WAYS TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE & PHARMACY COST CONTAINMENT Hospital Pharmacy Waste Management with One Container by Clean Harbors A single container system that is simple to implement for clinical staff and is safer for the environment. It eliminates the need for waste segregation and reduces RCRA hazardous waste disposal errors and potential liability costs. WINTER 2014 I HEALTH SYSTEM • INFUSION 21 Founder & CEO: Alan McKim Founded: 1980 Employees: 13,500 Stock Symbol: CLH Toll-free Phone: (800) 282-0058 x5465 Phone: (781) 792-5465 Address: 42 Longwater Drive Norwell, MA 02061 Website: www.cleanharbors.com Company Background Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves over 250,000 customers, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies and numerous federal, state, provincial, and local governmental agencies. For over 30 years, Clean Harbors has been helping pharmacies and healthcare institutions manage their environmental services, emergency response and waste disposal needs. Our programs are designed to improve safety, achieve regulatory compliance and reduce your risk. Clean Harbors is the only environmental services provider that has the ability to manage 100% of your pharmaceutical and hazardous waste, spill cleanups, lab decontamination, and facility maintenance within a companyowned network of over 250 service centers, over 50 hazardous waste disposal facilities and the largest hazardous waste incineration capacity in North America. We will also leverage our sophisticated recycling facilities to reduce the volume and cost of your hazardous waste. At Clean Harbors our mission is to help protect our customers and the environment. Product Overview Clean Harbors offers the simplest and most compliant pharmaceutical waste program available: the One-Container Program. Frontline clinicians at hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities simply put both hazardous and nonhazardous pharmaceutical wastes in the same black container.* This substantially reduces noncompliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste disposal rules that can result from waste segregation disposal systems. The Clean Harbors One-Container Program is a comprehensive collection system that is customized for each organization. Clean Harbors staff, of hazardous waste experts, work with healthcare facilities to design waste management systems that improve safety, compliance and environmental impact. They will also develop schedules and procedures for the collection, transportation, management, documentation, and destruction of each unique waste profile. In addition to the reduction in liability, the One-Container Program “blended” disposal cost is cost competitive and often cost neutral because Clean Harbors, as the largest hazardous waste incineration company in North America, owns and operates every step of the hazardous waste disposal process. Testimonial “Clean Harbors brings a lot of value to the relationship. I know that I can count on them to efficiently handle the collection and disposal responsibilities. I also know that Mellissa (Clean Harbors Project Manager) is always there to do the special projects that keep us moving forward in reducing our waste and finding new efficiencies.” — Crystal Saric, Coordinator of Waste Services and Waste Reduction, Fairview Health Service, Minneapolis, MN *There are a few items that must be collected separately due to DOT regulations. Please contact Clean Harbors for more information.
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