Common CUPA violations from improper hazardous waste management at healthcare facilities.
Healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, pharmacies, dentist/orthodontist offices, and veterinary clinics, store and handle a wide variety of hazardous chemicals and materials. Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) inspectors have recently shifted focus on how these facilities manage hazardous waste accumulation during their annual inspections.
Provided below are a few common violations:
Violations generally occur from facilities being unaware of CUPA regulations. These hazardous waste management violations are just one of the many components during the overall CUPA inspection. Facilities should be acquainted with each aspect of the inspection to avoid a Notice of Violation.
Alta’s Environmental Health and Safety and Air Quality experts can provide a thorough review of your facility’s hazardous materials program. This includes waste characterization, waste disposal, and reporting requirements. In addition, we offer random site evaluations to prepare your facility for your next annual CUPA inspection. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 495-5777.