Shred Alaska August 29th

Shred Alaska August 29th

 Shred Alaska August 29th
Our entire facility will be closed on Monday August 29th, 2016 – for annual shredder/equipment maintenance, and training. Our phones and emails will not be staffed that day, our retail will be closed, and our trucks will not be on route. Please feel free to send over an email and we will get back with you on Tuesday! info@shredalaska.com

FREE Shred Event Northrim Bank

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED WITH OUR FREE SHRED Event PROVIDED BY Northrim Bank

The event was held on Anchorage August 18th 2pm-6pm at Northrim Building 3111 C Street Anchorage, Alaska

Results of our event went further than just protecting our Anchorage community against identity theft, we also had more earth friendly impacts as well! Check out our recycle and energy stats saved below:

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Northrim Bank is partnered with Shred Alaska, Inc. for their seventh FREE Shred Event! Any single individual or business entity was able to bring up to a maximum of 150 pounds (about five banker boxes) of documents to be destroyed with on-site shredding!

The event occurred On Thursday, August 18,2016 from 2pm-6pm at the Northrim Bank Building 3111 C Street Anchorage, Alaska and had over 350 cars/patrons attended! What a great turnout Anchorage!

Take a look at some of our candid shots of the event!

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For questions for Northrim Bank Please Contact: Jenna Deason Public Relations Coordinator 907-261-3519 or  jenna.deason@nrim.com.com


Shred Alaska is a premier document destruction service located in Anchorage Alaska. They offer premium document destruction services for commercial paper shredding, walk-in (retail) shredding, hard drive destruction as well as one-time file purge services. Shred Alaska provides secure document destruction of all of you sensitive documents.

Shred Alaska contributes to Alaska recycling efforts by recycling all of the shredded material that is deemed appropriate for recycle. Shred Alaska is your number one resource when searching for places to shred paper in Anchorage Alaska!

Not sure what you can shred or will it shred? Check out what you can shred for more information. Need a place to shred paper? Just stop in during our convenient walk-in destruction service for our easy retail drop in location. We will shred your materials as you watch, or take a shred bag home and fill it up for an even more convenient shredding option.

Interested in hosting your own FREE Shred Event for your customers? Contact Shred Alaska 907-929-1154 today to inquire about how to set up a great opportunity to connect with your customers while providing a valuable service.

Biggest Risk For Information Theft in Alaska

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Your employees are your front-line in protection against information theft, but they might also be your biggest risk.
There are many ways to keep your information safe and it all starts with your employees and how they handle information.
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Information Storage

Depending on how your files are handled, some or all of your employees may have access to personal information for you, your clients, and your other employees.Proper document storage, both hard copy files and electronic copies, is one of the best ways to ensure only the right people have access to private information.Asking your IT department to lock down server access, or certain folders on a server, can help keep employees from accidentally stumbling upon private files.Locked filing cabinets, offices, and secure shred bins – as well as implementing a “Clean Desk Policy” will keep human resources and accounting information safe from unnecessary or unauthorized access.

If you have stored documents that are no longer needed, Shred Alaska offers a one-time purge service that can handle that exposure.

Know Your Employees

It would be great if we could hire the people we knew and trusted but working with friends and family doesn’t always work. Having a thorough non-disclosure policy, a clean desk policy and a regular training program is a good rule of thumb to have in place with all employees who may have access to information.

Federal laws regarding protection of customers and employees confidential information include the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Courts are prepared for holding employers liable for losses of their employees’ confidential information, even in the absence of a specific law requiring them to protect it.

Avoid Temps (If Possible)

One of the most nerve-wracking things about administrative work is that it is often done by temps! Allowing temp employees to file documents that may contain personal or financial information can be a risky practice. Getting temps from a reputable company that does their own background checking helps, but if you can avoid it, never leave them alone with files they can use to compromise any identifying or bank information. It’s unfortunate that trust isn’t something we can give freely, but in a day and age when information theft is so common, it is your responsibility to keep trusted information safe any way you can.

 

Contact us today to see how we can help with your information security needs.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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Shred Alaska; Our Values

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Our values reflect our beliefs that people matter and can do great things when inspired.

Values-Based Transformation

Through the years, the Shred Alaska culture has undergone a values-based transformation to help our employees perform without constant supervision. Today, our employees are our core assets, who have helped the organization achieve the highest levels of performance.  All our processes—ranging from order management to service delivery—are aligned with meaningful values that are profound to our employees, who believe that they matter, and their actions are important.  Our organizational strategy is also aligned with values that are meaningful to our customers.

Reflected in all Levels of Our Operations

Our values are incorporated into the operating procedures, including the day-to-day activities of everyone ranging from the shop floor to executive leadership. Values are tied to metrics, and scorecards show how these metrics have become the most important indicators of performance. Our leadership has a shared vision, based on values and reinforced by rewards. We take pride in our culture, where everyone feels respected and valued.

Customer-Centric Culture

Our culture is also customer-centric, and each employee understands how much our customers depend on the quality of our services. By creating the right conditions for high performance, the Shred Alaska culture makes our employees thrive and flourish in the resulting environment. Our employees feel valued and pass on the happiness to our customers. Our corporate culture also helps us make high-quality decisions. Our front-line employees, for instance, are empowered with the tools and knowledge to deal with customer queries and issues immediately without having to consult with the manager.

Performance Metrics

At Shred Alaska, we use a simple values-based performance metrics that makes sense to each organizational stakeholder.A core value of the culture is our commitment to continuous improvement. Our employees realize that we must take advantage of every opportunity to improve the business, which is accomplished by monitoring progress and being responsive to lapses and opportunities. Our employee retention rate is extremely high,  which allows for a consistent and professional relationship building with our clients. This commitment to retention provides an impressive snapshot of our employees longevity to the Shred Alaska brand and seeing it grow.

Contact us today to see how we can help you follow proper paper shredding protocol.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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Privacy and Security Compliance; a Quick Reference Guide

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PRIVACY AND SECURITY COMPLIANCE

PRIVACY AND SECURITY COMPLIANCE

Our worldview is a transformation function in the delivery of document shredding and hard drive destruction services. This includes educating and providing that information to our clients. We have consolidated a list of the most important privacy and security compliance requirements for you to download and keep as a reference guide.

Shred Alaska, Inc. offers personalized document destruction consultation in order to determine the right service to best meet your business needs. Our services are designed to provide businesses with a piece of mind regarding their data privacy and security as well as ensuring full compliance with regulatory requirements.Shred Alaska, Inc. can help you reach compliance with the following regulations:

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shred-alaska-hipaaThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) contains privacy protection provisions that apply to health information created or maintained by health care providers who engage in certain electronic transactions, health plans, and health care clearinghouses.


shred-alaska-hitechThe Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.


shred-alaska-factaFACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) is an amendment to FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act ) that was added, primarily, to protect consumers from identity theft.


shred-alaska-red-flag-compliantThe Red Flags Rule was created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with other government agencies such as the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), to help prevent identity theft. The rule was passed in January 2008, and was to be in place by November 1, 2008.


shred-alaska-Fair-Credit-Reporting-ACTThe Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that regulates how consumer reporting agencies use your information.


shred-alaska-GLBAThe Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA), also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 and commonly pronounced ″glibba″, (Pub.L. 106–102, 113 Stat. 1338, enacted November 12, 1999) is an act of the 106th United States Congress (1999–2001).


shred-alaska-ITPEAIdentity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act: The Act states, “Whoever, during and in relation to any felony violation… knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such felony, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 2 years.”


shred-alaska-SOXSarbanes–Oxley, Sarbox or SOX, is a United States federal law that set new or expanded requirements for all U.S. public company boards, management and public accounting firms. There are also a number of provisions of the Act that also apply to privately held companies, for example the willful destruction of evidence to impede a Federal investigation.

 

Contact us today to see how we can help you follow proper paper shredding protocol.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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Our Company Philosophy

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Shred Alaska Company Philosophy

Company Philosophy &  Perspectives

Shred Alaska, INC is an Alaskan-owned and operated company serving all of Southcentral Alaska with professional, secure, dependable document destruction services. Shred Alaska offers both onsite and offsite services destruction of paper documents and hard drives. Shred Alaska guarantees that when their services are utilized, no legible piece of paper or electronic device will leave their hands without being destroyed.

The core business practices at Shred Alaska are structured around integrity and security. The entire team is trained and dedicated to providing the highest level of service to their clients. Shred Alaska works in compliance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations. Shred Alaska maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. As well, has been recognized as the Outstanding Business Recycler by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR). Their extensive recycling program delivered the largest volume of materials to the Anchorage Recycling Center in 2014. Shred Alaska’s efforts provided 5.2 million pounds and 57 million pounds of recycled material since their business began. The company has helped over 3,200 businesses set up and maintain a paper shredding system and paper recycling program.

Shred Alaska is certified by NAID (the National Association for Information Destruction) for both mobile and plant-based document destruction. This certification follows a strict audit of our procedures and practices, and guarantees that the company provides the highest possible level of security.

Contact us today to see how we can help you follow proper paper shredding protocol.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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Ptarmigan Pediatrics Client of the Month – June 2016 !

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Ptarmigan Pediatrics Client of the Month

Proud to announce Ptarmigan Pediatrics Client of the Month June, 2016!

Ptarmigan Pediatrics saw it’s first patient on September 18, 2008 and has been serving Alaskan patients for over 8 years. As their client base grows in the valley, so have their services. They stay committed to providing a small town, small-clinic and personalized service for all of their patients.

Ptarmigan Pediatrics created at the brainchild of US Air Force pediatricians Dr. Laura Peterson, M.D. and Dr. Bruce Hess, D.O. for several years. They understand the needs of Alaskans and are dedicated to providing the highest of quality pediatric care in Southcentral Alaska.

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Ptarmigan Pediatrics is treating Alaskan patients AND loving the state we live! By partnering with Shred Alaska they are showing their commitment to protecting patients sensitive documents and recycling that waste! We appreciate their ongoing commitment to the Shred Alaska recycling efforts. Check out their contributions for the following year along with trees saved and energy stats!

Ptarmigan Pediatrics Recycle Stats 2016

 

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A special thanks to this amazing Alaskan health care facility for allowing Shred Alaska, Inc. to work side by side to ensure that we are honoring the legacy of Alaska, our health and well-being, and our environment.

Does Your Health Care Facility Need Alaska Commercial Paper Shredding?

If you are an Alaskan health care facility, such as Ptarmigan Pediatrics and need shred bins for your office contact Shred Alaska today to set up an initial consultation for services. Check out our A+ Better Business Bureau Alaska rating,our recycling stats! Shred Alaska is a premier document destruction service that is NAID certified.

Shred Alaska also offers one-time purge services for organizations storing boxes and files that need to be destroyed. We offer an easy and effective way to purge unwanted files. Our document destruction services, protects your patients from any security exposures in a regulated and efficient manner. Contact us today for an on-site quote.

Come partner with Shred Alaska and Read more about this amazing client, Ptarmagin Pediatrics, by visiting their site at ptarmiganpediatrics.com or like their page on facebook!

Drop Off Documents For Shredding

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Once you’ve decided it’s time to start shredding your business or personal documents, you might decide that using a drop off shredding service is the best way to start. There are a few guidelines to remember to ensure items are ready for a drop off shredding service. Shred Alaska Inc. can shred almost anything, but there are a few things that can’t be shredded along with your sensitive documents.

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Binding

Many people think you have to remove staples, paper clips, and other binding from documents before dropping them off for shredding but our shredders can handle shredding these items with your documents. You can drop your documents into one of our empty bins still in the manila folders, envelopes, and tie-close envelopes. Don’t worry about spiral bound notebooks either, those can go through the shredder as well. If the item you want to shred is questionable, either give us a call, view our can and cannot shred summary, or set it aside and ask when you drop off your documents for shredding.

Package

As long as you’re able to carry it, the packaging for dropping off your documents isn’t very important. Cardboard boxes, banker’s boxes, trash bags, and plastic bags are all accepted at Shred Alaska Inc. Re-usable, free shred collection bags complete with a closing top, and a shoulder strap are available for pick up at our facility – which also helps you save $10.00 when you return with it for destruction. Shred Alaska can recycle your empty cardboard boxes (that are used for transport) at no charge for you as well when utilizing our drop off location.

Which Documents?

You may be putting together guidelines on what to shred and what documents can just be recycled. There are certain business documents like contracts, financials, tax documents, and anything with personal information that should, without question, be shredded. As a general rule, any personal or business junk mail you receive both can, and should be properly disposed of via a certified destruction process. There are other documents like extra flyers for events that have passed that don’t need to be shredded. They can simply be recycled. Of course, everything we shred is in fact recycled so erring on the side of caution is always encouraged. The rule of thumb for documents to drop off for shredding is if it has any information that can be used to hack your business or to steal someone’s identity, it should be securely shredded.

Non-Recyclable/Shreddable

There are some things that can’t be mixed in with items intended to be shredded. Newspapers, magazines, and phone books should not be put into the box with documents intended for destruction. Newspapers and phone books are made of thin, recycled paper and have thick binding that shouldn’t go through the shredder. Magazines have glossy paper that makes the shredded paper that comes out the other end undesirable to paper mills that accept recycled paper. Other items that shouldn’t be added to your stack of items to be shredded would include X-Ray films, Microfiche, Pharmacy Pill bottles, and other paper waste such as plates, cups, napkins, etc.

Non-Paper Business Information

Shred Alaska Inc. can take care of shredding your business documents even if they aren’t in paper form. Many business documents are saved on hard drives, thumb drives, and compact discs that you need to destroy as well. Keep these items separate from your paper goods when you are preparing to drop them off.

Other media such as VHS tapes and film that is related to your business and needs to be destroyed can also be packaged up and dropped off for shredding. Shred Alaska offers convenient hard drive destruction at our retail drop off location.

At Shred Alaska Inc., your business document destruction is important to us and we are very careful to ensure everything has been destroyed properly.  Our facility is fully set up for witnessed destruction of your materials to give you peace of mind in knowing that all of your items have been properly destroyed.

We are AAA certified by NAID (the National Association for Information Destruction) so you can be sure your private documents are handled securely and professional through final destruction.

Contact us today to arrange a time to drop off your business documents for shredding!

Shred Alaska is a premier document destruction service located in Anchorage Alaska. They offer a convenient place to shred paper or hard drives. Shred Alaska provides secure document destruction of all of you sensitive documents.

Shred Alaska contributes to Alaska recycling efforts by recycling all of the shredded material that is deemed appropriate for recycle. Shred Alaska is your number one resource when searching for places to shred paper in Anchorage Alaska!

Not sure what you can shred or will it shred?  Check out what you can shred for more information. Need a place to shred paper? Just stop in during our convenient walk-in destruction service for our easy retail drop in location. We will shred your materials as you watch, or take a shred bag home and fill it up for an even more convenient shredding option.

Is Your Health Care Facility Following Paper Shredding Protocol?

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Your patients put their trust, and identities, in your hands. Shredding patient paperwork that is no longer needed for their files is a crucial part of keeping your patient’s safe. Part of HIPPA requires medical records be destroyed thoroughly, following standard methods and procedures.

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Supervise Records

One of the most common ways privacy breaches occur is when records are left unsupervised.Leaving records in door holders where other patients walk by unsupervised, for example on their way to the bathroom or exit, leaves your healthcare facility vulnerable to a breach of privacy.One snatch of a file leaves a patient’s medical and private information in the hands of someone with less than good intentions and your facility is at fault.

Paper Shredding Protocol

 

Confidential Waste

Any item containing patient identifiable information or items which may otherwise be commercially sensitive or impart significant information to a third party.
  • Medical records
  • Patient record extracts
  • Any data collated under a duty of confidentiality
  • Staff records
  • Financial Records
  • Performance data
  • Job applications or candidate records or interview notes
  • Payroll records
  • Patient identifiable information
  • Secure forms, letterheads, or record books

 

Training

Do you have a training program in place to ensure records are being regarded in the correct manners? A consistent, clear training program will ensure new employees understand your healthcare facility’s procedure for record shredding and existing employees get the refresher they may need after falling into a state of complacency.

Importance of Procedures

There are some procedures that may be overkill- which pens to buy or how often to check the toner- but some procedures, those that effect your patient’s personal information, are mission critical. Ensure your shredding procedures are treated as such. Your employees need to understand that their handling of patient medical records is an important part of the business and that you place your trust in them, as do your patients.Following proper paper shredding protocol is not only important for day to day business but it is important for your healthcare facility’s reputation. Law requires a record breach be announced and any question of security with your facility may cause a patient to seek treatment elsewhere.

Contact us today to see how we can help you follow proper paper shredding protocol.

Shred Alaska provides on-site shredding services, walk-in retail shredding, one-time file purge services and fully monitored hard drive destruction. Shred Alaska is here to partner with you to ensure your Data Storage Records Disposal is where it needs to be!

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