What to Shred in Minneapolis

Narrowing down which documents and hard drives you should shred in Minneapolis can be a difficult task. In all honesty, there's a lot you should shred because as soon as information has left your possession, your security is out of your hands. It's important to carefully consider what should be destroyed, and to file it away in the meantime if you're unsure.

what to shredHere's a basic list we put together containing what we think is worth your consideration:

Insurance Documents 
  • Safety reports 
  • Accident reports 
  • Claims—made and settled
  • Insurance policies 
Documents Relating to Employees, Clients, Students, Etc.:
  • Any document containing employee personal information
  • Employment applications—both hired and not hired
  • ID Cards & Badges
  • Document printed on Company Letterhead
  • Medical records
  • Training Manuals
  • Insurance Information
  • Student Records & Applications
  • Medical Records
  • Payroll Documents
  • Medical benefit plans
  • COBRA records
  • Client Services Records
  • OSHA logs
Accounting Documents:  
  • Credit Card Statements and Receipt
  • Bank Statements
  • A/R and A/P printouts
  • Budgets
  • Unused Checks
  • Customer Lists
  • Invoices
  • Payroll Journal
  • Any Tax Documents
Legal Documents and Documentation:
  • Legal Correspondence
  • Expired Contracts or Legal Documents
  • Insurance Agency Records
  • Sales/Marketing Materials:
  • Customer Lists
  • Prospect Lists
  • Drafts of Sales & Marketing Strategies
  • Sales Reports
Operations Information:
  • Corporate RecordsProprietary Data
  • Purchase Orders
  • Supplier Lists
  • Procurement Requests
  • Production Reports
  • Shipping & Receiving Reports
Hard Drives and Electronic Media Devices:
  • Fax machines, scanners, copiers, and printers
  • Mobile devices like cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, tablets and laptops
  • PC hard drives
  • Legacy magnetic media like floppy drives, zip disks and magnetic tapes
  • Optical media, including CDs and DVDs
  • RAM and ROM-based storage devices
  • USB removable media such as pen drives, thumb drives, flash drives and sticks
  • Memory cards, including SD, SDHC, MMC, compact flash, microdrive and memory sticks
  • Embedded flash on boards and devices, including motherboards and peripheral cards such as network adapters or any other adapter containing non volatile flash memory
  • Biomedical devices such as physiologic monitors, infusion pumps, ventilators, MRI, CT, and diagnostic ultrasound and laboratory analyzers
Don't forget to do your research on topics like industry-specific guidelines. Create a list of the types of documents that should be shred on a regular basis for your personal reference, so that you, your family, and your employees are never unsure.

Take Control of Your Security by Shredding in Minneapolis Today!

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