Tag Archives: Hospitals

Health Systems Come Together at the Conference on Climate Change

Health system representatives from 16 countries have come together at the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change in Paris this week to announce a number of commitments and actions to reduce carbon emissions in the healthcare industry. More than 50 … Continue reading

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Proposed Standards for Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

Early this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. The proposed rule would apply to both healthcare facilities (including pharmacies) and reverse distributors. Previously, hazardous pharmaceutical waste at these facilities was managed … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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