Hazardous Waste Generation: How Your Healthcare Facility Can Comply With Updated EPA Regulations - On-Demand

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Hazardous Waste Generation: How Your Healthcare Facility Can Comply With Updated EPA Regulations - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Monday, November 20, 2017

Presented by:
Darrell J. Oman

Level of Program:

Hazardous waste management is a serious concern for healthcare facilities, and new EPA regulations have far-reaching implications. In this webinar, Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHSP, CHFM, CJCP, HEM, MEP, CHEP, and Darrell J. Oman will explain how organizations can comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations, which are much more complex than existing infectious waste requirements. In addition, they will discuss how to keep up with the many layers of hazardous waste requirements, detail the key elements of a facility hazardous waste management program, and provide best practices and lessons learned to maintain compliance and keep patients and staff safe.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the EPA regulatory changes in hazardous waste management and understand how those changes will affect facility operations
  • Link compliance with accreditation organizations (such as The Joint Commission, DNV Healthcare, CMS, and College of American Pathologists) to EPA, DOT, and OSHA requirements 
  • Describe the five primary steps to implementing a hazardous waste program throughout a healthcare campus
  • Compare a facility's EPA environmental compliance readiness with actual case studies 
  • Anticipate upcoming proposed regulatory changes in hazardous waste management for pharmaceuticals and their effect on facility operations

Who Should Listen?

  • Facility directors
  • Safety officers
  • Environmental services directors
  • Environment of care committee members
  • Nursing staff
  • Pharmacy directors
  • CEOs
  • Presidents
  • COOs responsible for quality/facilities/compliance
  • Compliance officers
  • Lab directors


  • Changes to the EPA regulations (effective May 2017)
  • RCRA: Five steps to compliance
    • Identifying the waste streams 
    • Collection and storage 
    • Employee education 
    • Documentation and manifests 
    • Emergency and spill response 
  • Consequences of not having a compliant hazardous waste management plan 
  • Hazardous waste program best management practices and lessons learned 
    • Compliance inspections and corrective actions 
    • Facility program management 
  • Proposed changes pending for pharmaceutical waste


  • Examples of the typical RCRA hazardous wastes generated in healthcare campuses and facilities
  • Listings of typical noncompliance findings found by government agency compliance inspectors and third-party environmental compliance consultants

Meet the Speakers

Marge McFarlane
Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHSP, CHFM, CJCP, HEM, MEP, CHEP, 
is principal of Superior Performance, LLC, in LaPointe, Wisconsin. She is an independent safety consultant with more than 40 years of healthcare experience. She is currently working with a number of healthcare systems nationally for CMS and Joint Commission readiness in the areas of environment of care, life safety, and emergency management. McFarlane is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and serves on the WHEA Code Committee. She has authored The Compliance Guide to the OSHA Standard for Hazardous Chemical Labeling and The OSHA Training Handbook for Healthcare Facilities, Second Edition, and also serves as an author for the HCPro medical and dental OSHA manuals and OSHA eLearning programs. 
Darrell J. Oman
Darrell J. Oman
 has more than 25 years of consulting and management experience in the environmental, health, and safety field and has presented at numerous national and regional professional and industry-sector conferences. He currently is program manager of consulting services, compliance, and regulatory affairs for Stericycle Environmental Solutions in Blaine, Minnesota. There, he specializes in regulatory compliance auditing, EH&S program development, and consulting and comprehensive waste management assessments for hospital systems, healthcare-related corporations, and various retail, manufacturing, and industrial corporations throughout the United States. 

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com if you have questions.