President, Spurgin & Associates
Bob Spurgin is the nation’s leading authority on healthcare waste management. Over the past 30 years in private practice he has worked with over 200 hospitals and health systems, is an author of the EPA Guide for Infectious Waste and a contributor to the HCWH report Medical Waste Treatment Technologies. He’s appeared on CNN, PBS, ABC and spoken at numerous national and regional health care conferences.
He is a pioneer in efficient, comprehensive, integrated, management practices for healthcare facilities, including waste reduction and recycling programs, management systems, technology evaluations and environmental benefits that can be derived from best practice applications. He heads the Medical Waste Advisory Group on LinkedIn which has over 3500 world-wide members.
Regulations on the management and disposal of controlled substances in 2014 and hazardous pharmaceuticals in 2018 have complicated the health care clinician’s role in management and disposal. These regulations have been misinterpreted, misunderstood and misapplied by generators, product and service providers, and regulators. This presentation will identify and simplify the complex regulatory and environmental issues […]