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Bensenville, IL Paper Shredding

Bensenville, IL businesses have paper documents that cover the gamut from proprietary company information to client or patient data. There are laws that dictate how long these documents must be retained and length of time depends on the type of business. This topic is especially concerning when it comes to those in the healthcare industry as it adds additional HIPAA requirements into the mix. Once the duration of time for maintaining the security of these documents have passed, proper destruction through shredding is a method that ensures that the data and information does not fall into the hands for improper use. 

Proper shredding once involved single strip-cutting but has now been replaced with cross-cut and micro-cut for the highest level of security. Single strip cutting still allows large pieces that could be accessed and placed together to reassemble a document. Crosscut reduces a document to small pieces and micro-cut shreds the paper to the tiniest of particles.

While we may be in the digital age, there are still organizations in Bensenville, IL that maintain their sensitive information and date in document form. Criminals are aware that these documents contain information that they can use, and it becomes critical for businesses, medical offices, and health organizations to have secure document destruction.

 

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Bensenville, IL Business Document Shredding

Paper documents are still something that is not only common in Bensenville, IL but are required for certain businesses. Over the last number of years even the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has relaxed by allowing some electronic documents for acceptance, but not all. In some industries such as insurance, the original documents are required to be kept on file. Healthcare companies are particularly at risk as they are held to specific HIPAA laws regarding the safety and security of the personal information and data of their patients. The importance of all of these documents cannot be understated, because if they are callously thrown in the trash, they can be open to theft for those that choose to use the information for illegal purposes. Shredding documents protect both a business and their clients/patients from exposure that could ruin a company.

Security from Lawsuits

Businesses that have allowed paper documentation that contained personal information for client or patient to end up in the hands of criminals have experienced a litany of lawsuits from those that suffered due to their negligence. The most common type of lawsuit is one due to identity theft, however, it can also cascade into an almost never-ending list that could include employees, business partners and alliances, and even the clients of those partners. Litigation can cost a company to such a degree that it can take a business down. Shredding documents at the appropriate time ensures that none of these documents will ever be exposed.

Keeping Things Organized

Depending upon the type of business, certain documents are required to be maintained for specific amounts of time. If the documents are reviewed and removed, the sheer volume can become overwhelming. Additionally, without proper organization, trying to access documents when required can be almost impossible. Shredding paperwork on a regular basis helps to keep everything organized and available when needed, while eliminating the documents that are no longer relevant.

Reduction in Pathogens

Most people don’t think of pathogens when they see piles of paper, but documents can collect dust and germs and, when left untouched for long periods of time, can also present a potential health problem. If the pathogens enter the HVAC system, it can spread throughout the company causing employee illnesses. Shredding documents reduce the volume of paper, the duration that they are kept, and the number of pathogens they collect.

Compliancy

There may be specific state and federal laws that your company must comply with regarding the handling, storage, safety and protection, and ultimate destruction of documentation. Your accountants and legal representatives should advise every company on these laws and the consequences for not complying with them. Having documents shredded by a professional company gives the kind of certification that a business may need to prove that they are complying with all legal requirements.

 

Bensenville About

Bensenville is a village located near O’Hare International Airport in DuPage County, Illinois, with a portion of the town in Cook County. Bensenville has a total area of 5.618 square miles, of which 5.57 square miles is land and 0.048 square miles is water.

 

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Bensenville, Illinois Information

The village population is 18,352. First known as Tioga, it was formally established as Bensenville in 1873 along the Milwaukee Road railway. The community is named after Benzen, Germany. A post office was established in 1873, but because there was an existing “Benson”, the suffix “ville” was added. The Edge Ice Arena is located in Bensenville, former home of the Chicago Steel junior ice hockey team. The Churchville School in Bensenville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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