Document shredding is a major concern for certain businesses, especially
for businesses in the healthcare, finance, and legal sectors. If your
business deals with documents that pertain to consumer information, personal
healthcare information, or other sensitive information, then you need
on-site document shredding solutions. Be sure to pick a facility that is in compliance with all relevant
regulations, including HIPAA, SOX, and FACTA.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
The SOX Act is a federal law that was enacted in 2002. It established
new standards and enhanced old standards for all public company boards,
public accounting firms, and management firms. One major aspect of the
SOX Act is the requirement that public companies integrate detailed information
systems into their operations, such as the secure disposal of business
records that are no longer needed. For example, the SOX Act requires that
companies store for at least five years all electronic information pertaining
to an audit. Hard drives and tapes may be shredded and then recycled.
Fair Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed FACTA in 2003 and it came into
effect in 2005. It was created to put an end to the improper disposal
of consumer information. Every company that maintains, possesses, or otherwise
handles consumer information needs to be in compliance of FACTA. The act
is fairly flexible, requiring only that these companies take reasonable
steps to prevent unauthorized access by destroying consumer information
in some manner, such as by burning, shredding, or pulverizing.
Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA was a major achievement in furthering patient safety and
increasing accountability in the healthcare field. Among other provisions, this legislation requires that covered entities
dispose of personal health information in any reasonable way that prevents
unauthorized access. In other words, disposing of paperwork in a dumpster
is not acceptable, but shredding it is.
For business and personal needs,
Pouch Records Management and POUCH Self Storage offers safe and reliable on-site shredding at all
of our locations. In addition to on-site document shredding and records
management, our storage facilities offer a variety of self-storage options
in Orange County, including vehicle storage. You can request more information
by calling (800) 378-4598.
Storage units come in a variety of sizes. Not everyone will need a jumbo
storage unit, but these spacious rentals can come in handy for certain
people. For example, if you own a business that relies on inventory, then
you probably already know how tricky it can be to predict how quickly
your inventory will run out. To ensure you can steadily supply your customers,
you can purchase more inventory than you need and store the items in a
jumbo storage unit for convenience. Some businesses might even use these
super-size storage units for light workshop use.
Jumbo storage units can also be appropriate for personal use. For example,
if you’re in the military and you’ve received notice of an
overseas deployment, you’ll probably want to hang on to your furniture
and other possessions without paying for a house or apartment. Long-term
jumbo storage units are your solution.
POUCH Self Storage
provides a full range of self-storage options in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties, for business and
personal use, including storage units of all sizes. We even offer a free
moving truck to make your transition as easy as possible! Call us at (800)
378-4598 today for more information.
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