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Initiation Fee Waived: Medical Waste Crossovers Urged to Support MWMA

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January 10, 2018

NAID CEO Bob Johnson is reminding NAID members involved in medical waste services that the Medical Waste Management Association (MWMA) was created for them and deserves their support.

“While the first year of the MWMA has exceeded expectation, there are still some involved in both secure destruction and medical waste that have not joined both associations,” says Johnson. “It’s a mistake to think that NAID and MWMA are two sides of one coin. They are separate and standalone, with very different and specific missions.”

A little more than a year ago, the MWMA began operation as an autonomous, standalone 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association. As such, it has its own corporate charter, bylaws, a dedicated board of directors, and treasury. Before the MWMA, there had been no such dedicated organization.

“There is no denying that many NAID members called for the creation of the MWMA because so many secure destruction services were diversifying into that business,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson.  “They had experienced what NAID had done on the secure destruction side of things and wanted a strong organization for their emerging industry.”

To encourage membership, the MWMA has waived the one-time initiation fee for those joining in 2018. Additionally, medical waste service providers joining now will be eligible to vote in the association's historic first open board of directors elections.