As health-care providers, veterinarians generate varying types of waste, some of which is toxic to people, animals and the environment they share. So we have a moral and legal obligation – as business owners, practitioners and responsible stewards of our environment – to make sure that we follow all the regulations related to waste disposal.
It can be difficult, however, to know all the rules and to be able to find all the information you need when you have waste-disposal questions. That’s why we recently created Waste Disposal by Veterinary Practices: What Goes Where?, a new section of the AVMA website that compiles the information you need in one place and in an easy-to-use format.
The site provides information on many important topics, including how to follow regulations set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; how to properly dispose of all wastes, including animal carcasses and hazardous waste; how to ensure that you are providing the proper training for your staff; and how to maintain required records.
We know waste disposal can be a complicated task, made all the more difficult by all the regulations veterinarians must follow. We believe our new microsite will provide you the information you need. Check it out today.