Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced that Illinois-based Aftermath Solutions, Inc., a biohazardous medical waste remediation provider, will complete a $150,000 Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to provide free, mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration blood-borne pathogen training to Arizona first responders over the next three years.
“Providing a statewide training benefit for 5000 first responders directly supports ADEQ’s efforts to protect human health and the environment,” said Laura Malone, ADEQ Waste Programs Division Director. “The terms of this agreement are a strong example of how at ADEQ, we always look for and support creative ways to turn enforcement measures into actions that further our communities’ safety and security,” she added.
Aftermath now is operating in compliance with Arizona’s biohazardous medical waste requirements and has resolved noted deficiencies in keeping with ADEQ’s mission to protect and enhance public health and the environment in Arizona.
In addition to the statewide first responder training benefit the Aftermath SEP provides, the company will pay a $5,000 penalty for its now resolved biohazardous medical waste violations in Phoenix, Arizona.
The consent judgment is subject to court approval.