Category Archives: Healthcare Environments

Exercise Effective Oversight during Construction/Remodeling

This is the final post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here, part two, click here, and part three, click here. Construction and remodeling projects at hospitals and other healthcare facilities open the doors … Continue reading

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Effective EPA Compliance for Healthcare

This is the third post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here and part two, click here. We help our clients meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and we also help … Continue reading

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Effective Federal OSHA Oversight

This is the second post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here. Health care workers face unique challenges from lifting and transporting patients, needle sticks, handling hazardous waste, chemical and drug exposures, … Continue reading

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Discovering Potential Pitfalls in Healthcare Facilities

People enter a hospital or continuing care facility to get well, and every facility does its best to make that happen. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, one in 25 patients contracts a hospital-related infection, according to the Centers … Continue reading

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Do you dispose of pharmaceutical controlled substances?

As part of the work that we do for the healthcare industry on pharmaceutical waste management, we track regulations related to controlled substances.  On September 8, 2014 the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final rule … Continue reading

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Tool Designed to Evaluate Total Cost of Medical Devices and Services

Practice Greenhealth recently announced the development of a new tool that will provide health care facilities with a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for medical devices and services.  The project is part of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Supply Chain Initiative … Continue reading

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Healthcare Sustainability

Increasing a healthcare facilities sustainability not only reduces their impact on the environment, but it can also make economic sense as well.  Many healthcare facilities have already started to incorporate sustainable practices.  Recently, the Washington Business Journal reported on one … Continue reading

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Environmental Compliance Assistance for Hospitals

Managing pharmaceutical waste and conserving energy at hospitals and health care facilities are both difficult and time-consuming, ongoing processes.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have specific regulations for managing pharmaceutical waste.  According to the EPA, a proposal is … Continue reading

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OSHA Announces Healthcare Outreach Campaign

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new outreach campaign in July.  The campaign will aim to protect health care workers.  More specifically, the program will raise awareness about the hazards to health care … Continue reading

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Healthcare Facilities Plastics Recycling Guide

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has released HospiCycle, a plastics recycling guide for healthcare facilities.  According to the HPRC website, the purpose of the guide is to “help hospitals successfully integrate recycling practices into a patient care setting, and … Continue reading

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