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==Recyclable Waste==
 
==Recyclable Waste==
 
#Recyclable waste includes mixed paper, cardboard, plastic, tin, scrap metal, aluminum. and blue wrap.  Questions concerning recycling can be addressed by calling ext. 9-4100
 
#Recyclable waste includes mixed paper, cardboard, plastic, tin, scrap metal, aluminum. and blue wrap.  Questions concerning recycling can be addressed by calling ext. 9-4100
#Recyclable material containing confidential information is safeguarded from the time of generation through destruction.  For guidelines on the proper destruction of confidential materials in the hospital, see IM.14, Destruction of Confidential Information policy and at UNMC see Policy #6056 Retention and Destruction/Disposal of Private and Confidential Information. All paper waste, including medical and personal information is considered confidential waste.  
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#Recyclable material containing confidential information is safeguarded from the time of generation through destruction.  For guidelines on the proper destruction of confidential materials in the hospital, see IM.14, and UNMC Policy No. 6056, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/Confidential_Information Retention and Destruction/Disposal of Private and Confidential Information]. All paper waste, including medical and personal information is considered confidential waste.  
 
#The recycling program at UNMC must comply with the federal requirement, in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), that all personal health information (PHI) be protected from the time it is created to the time it is destroyed.
 
#The recycling program at UNMC must comply with the federal requirement, in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), that all personal health information (PHI) be protected from the time it is created to the time it is destroyed.
 
#The Environmental Services is responsible for the securing, transporting, and storage of confidential materials from internal customer departments. All paper in the blue containers marked specifically for recycling is considered confidential in the recycling process. This confidential waste is to be secured in locked containers provided by the vendor and locked containers should not be tampered with by unauthorized personnel. Environmental Services will be the keepers of the keys for unlocking these containers and will have access to the contents of the containers through keys signed in and out daily in compliance with the Environmental Services Key Control Policy.
 
#The Environmental Services is responsible for the securing, transporting, and storage of confidential materials from internal customer departments. All paper in the blue containers marked specifically for recycling is considered confidential in the recycling process. This confidential waste is to be secured in locked containers provided by the vendor and locked containers should not be tampered with by unauthorized personnel. Environmental Services will be the keepers of the keys for unlocking these containers and will have access to the contents of the containers through keys signed in and out daily in compliance with the Environmental Services Key Control Policy.
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#Extracted teeth stored at the College of Dentistry for use by students in pre-clinic laboratory are stored in dilute hypochlorite solution (generally a 1:10 dilution).  This leached the mercury from the restorations and the solution is picked up by UNL Environmental Health and Safety when the teeth are disposed of at the end of the year.
 
#Extracted teeth stored at the College of Dentistry for use by students in pre-clinic laboratory are stored in dilute hypochlorite solution (generally a 1:10 dilution).  This leached the mercury from the restorations and the solution is picked up by UNL Environmental Health and Safety when the teeth are disposed of at the end of the year.
 
==Technotrash==
 
==Technotrash==
Electronic trash is disposed using an appropriate channel that can handle the chemical hazards of the item and taking into account the presence or absence of personal health information (PHI).  Items containing PHI are disposed in accordance with hospital policy IM14, Destruction of Confidential Information and at UNMC see Policy #6056 Retention and Destruction/Disposal of Private and Confidential Information.  (Examples: CD/DVD, barcode lab label printer ribbons, hard drives, copiers, etc.)
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Electronic trash is disposed using an appropriate channel that can handle the chemical hazards of the item and taking into account the presence or absence of personal health information (PHI).  Items containing PHI are disposed in accordance with hospital policy IM14, and UNMC Policy No. 6056, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/Confidential_Information Retention and Destruction/Disposal of Private and Confidential Information] .  (Examples: CD/DVD, barcode lab label printer ribbons, hard drives, copiers, etc.)
 
==Additional Information==
 
==Additional Information==
 
*UNMC Policy No. 2004, [[Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure]]
 
*UNMC Policy No. 2004, [[Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure]]
*UNMC Policy No, 6056, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/Confidential_Information Retention and Destruction/Disposal of Private and Confidential Information]  
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*UNMC Policy No. 6056, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/Confidential_Information Retention and Destruction/Disposal of Private and Confidential Information]  
*http://info.unmc.edu/safety/safety-office/biohazardous-waste/2005-waste-handling-attachments-2014.pdf Attachment I and Attachment 2]
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*http://info.unmc.edu/safety/safety-office/biohazardous-waste/2005-waste-handling-attachments-2014.pdf Attachments I-V]
 
*Contact [mailto:jhauser@unmc.edu UNMC Safety].
 
*Contact [mailto:jhauser@unmc.edu UNMC Safety].
 
*The Nebraska Medical Center Policies and Procedures, IC13, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan<br />
 
*The Nebraska Medical Center Policies and Procedures, IC13, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan<br />
 
This policy maintained by [mailto:dpanowic@unmc.edu dkp].
 
This policy maintained by [mailto:dpanowic@unmc.edu dkp].

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