Compliance and Pollution Prevention Efforts in the Healthcare Field
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 2 Office supplies information on enhancing environmental compliance and pollution prevention efforts in the healthcare field.
Energy Star for Healthcare
Energy Star for Healthcare, a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), provides case studies, tools, and resources to help hospitals and healthcare facilities save money through energy efficiency.
Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention at Hospitals
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) supplies general background and specific compliance and pollution prevention information, as well as publications on an array of healthcare industry topics, including mercury management , regulated medical waste , and environmental compliance and pollution prevention at hospitals.
Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
GNYHA is a trade association comprising nearly 200 not-for-profit hospitals and continuing care facilities in the metropolitan New York area. Its mission is to act as the principal advocate for its members in improving the access to, as well as the quality and cost of, health care in the metropolitan area, through policy analysis and development, advocacy, communication, education, research, and business services.
Healthcare Guide to Pollution Prevention Implementation Through Environmental Management Systems
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC)'s Healthcare Guide to Pollution Prevention Implementation Through Environmental Management Systems presents industry-specific tips, resources, and relevant case studies.
Healthcare Without Harm
This international coalition of hospitals, healthcare systems, medical professionals, and environmental and community groups promotes the elimination of incineration of medical waste, the minimization of toxic constituents in waste materials, and encourages the safer use of materials and treatment practices in healthcare settings.
Healthy Hospitals: Environmental Improvements through Environmental Accounting
Tellus Institute's publication Healthy Hospitals: Environmental Improvements through Environmental Accounting explores the potential and practice of Environmental Accounting (EA) in hospitals, with a particular focus on the barriers to and opportunities for EA created by regulatory and institutional context.
Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E)
H2E is a voluntary program designed to help hospitals enhance workplace safety, reduce waste and waste disposal costs, and become better environmental stewards and neighbors. The site provides tools, case studies, and resources regarding waste prevention, green purchasing and value analysis, green building, reducing mercury usage, and pollution prevention.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Incentive Programs
NYSERDA offers guidelines, technical assistance, and economic Incentive Programs for hospitals and institutions that are interested in making their facilities more energy efficient.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hospital eTool
OSHA's Hospital eTool describes a number of occupational hazards healthcare workers face and recommends possible precautions and alternatives. Potential hazards include latex allergies and exposure to glutaraldehyde, ethylene oxide, mercury, waste anesthetic gases, and needle sticks.
Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides general background information and an overview of regulatory requirements for hospital Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices.
The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production hosts Sustainable Hospitals, a program that provides technical support to the healthcare industry for selecting alternative and/or reusable medical equipment, cleaners, and disinfectants, and work practices that reduce occupational and environmental hazards.
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