Operations Related to Waste Management

Jun 7, 2019
Presenters from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide information on the Proposed Rule: Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals.
Nov 6, 2018
Studies have shown that emphasis should be placed on adequately training environmental service workers and providing timely feedback on the thoroughness of cleaning by using fluorescent marking or ATP methods. By identifying the connectors and promoters from the front-line staff and focusing them…
Sep 23, 2013
To AHE members at the EXCHANGE 2012 conference, Laurie Leon, director of materials management at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, highlighted that 90 percent of hospitals could not readily pull together cost and weight data for their waste streams. This reality can lead to financial pressure.
Sep 23, 2013
There are many benefits to Green Cleaning, and these benefits have become more apparent in recent years as a result of documentation and scientific evidence.
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Drugs and the DEA

Sep 23, 2013
The abuse of prescription drugs, particularly controlled substances regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as “drugs of abuse,” has reached epidemic proportions, exceeding that of traditional illicit drugs in all cases except marijuana. Congress passed the Safe and Responsible Drug…
Dec 10, 2010
Three personal membership groups (PMGs) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) have teamed up to provide their members and others in the health care community access to information and tools that can help reduce the environmental footprint of health care facilities.