Tag Archives: EHS

New Disposal Option for Pharmaceutical Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that they are in the process of developing a proposal to establish standards for the management and disposal of hazardous pharmaceutical waste. We can hopefully expect this proposal in 2015.  In the meantime, … 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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Environmental Solutions Network – Our New LinkedIn Group

  We have just started a new Group on LinkedIn. Environmental Solutions Network provides a forum for environmental managers and directors (and others interested in regulatory compliance and sustainability) to exchange ideas, share best practices and get answers to questions around … Continue reading

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Training Hospital First Responders on Hazardous Substance Exposure

Healthcare workers experience a number of risks in the workplace. One such risk is occupational exposure to chemical, biological, or radiological materials when hospitals receive patients contaminated with these hazardous substances. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), … Continue reading

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OSHA Offers New Resource for Hospital Worker Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new resource to help hospitals ensure the safety of their employees.  The online resource is entitled Worker Safety in Hospitals: Caring for our Caregivers. According to OSHA, the purpose of … Continue reading

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Exposure to Welding Fumes

The September 2012 issue of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) featured an article by Robert E. Brown Jr., CIH, CSP, CHMM on the occupational hazards of welding fume exposures.  Welding fumes are created during the welding process and consist of … Continue reading

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So, What Have We Done Lately?

EES continues our diverse project work for our clients.  This Spring we are pursuing proposal opportunities for: A chemical company to assist with stormwater planning and spill plan updates Air permit compliance for a healthcare system with multiple hospitals Environmental … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Health Care

The Bon Secours Health System and Practice Greenhealth recently hosted a webinar concerning the subject of climate change and its relation to the health care industry. The webinar was given by David McCombs, the Vice President of ERP/Supply Chain Operations. … Continue reading

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New Air Quality Measuring Device Improves on Existing Technology

A new air quality measurement device has been licensed for commercial development by Droplet Measurement Technologies of Boulder, Co.  The new instrument was invented by Pat Arnott and Ian Arnold of the University of Nevada, Reno.  The device is not … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods Receives OSHA Safety Violations

Tyson Foods of Jefferson, Wisconsin received 10 safety violations from OSHA.  While one was a minor violation, nine of the ten were categorized as serious citations.  Tyson was cited following the October 2010 inspection of the plant, during which OSHA … Continue reading

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