Hospital Waste

U.S. EPA Region 9 and Hospitals for a Healthy Environment are working with State and Local agencies and organizations to offer workshops with cost-effective, pollution prevention tools for healthcare facilities. For detailed information about the most recent workshop held in Phoenix Arizona and co-sponsored with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, please click on the links below to access access (1) the flyer for the workshop, (2) the presentation slides for each topic, and (3) the “bibliography” that contains links to many of the resources mentioned during presentations or provided in response to questions.

Questions? Comments? Contact:

Wendi Shafir
U.S. EPA Region 9
(415) 972-3422
shafir.wendi@epa.gov

Patrick Wooliever
Tetra Tech EM Inc.
(415) 222-8240
patrick.wooliever@ttemi.com

 

Other Hospital Studies/ Links

(California Specific)
Red Bag Labeling
Mercury Elimination Leadership Program (HELP)

Workshop Flyer
Workshop Agenda
Workshop Bibliography

H2E: Program Status and New Initiatives
Cecilia DeLoach, Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E)
PDF 961 KB

Mercury: What’s Easy, What’s Left, and How To Achieve “Virtual Elimination”
Patrick Wooliever, Tetra Tech
PDF 1.93 MB

Hazardous Waste Compliance Issues in Healthcare
Dale Anderson, Arizona DEQ
PDF 2.88 MB

Regulated Medical Waste (RMW): How To Comply With AZ Requirements
Dan Salzlar, Arizona DEQ
PDF 371 KB

Minimizing The High Cost of Regulated RMW & Reusable Sharps
Marcy Yeshnowski, Tetra Tech
PDF 3.0 MB


Session 1: Clinical and Purchasing

DEHP: Neonate Concerns and DEHP-free Alternatives
Patrick Wooliever, Tetra Tech
PDF 792 KB
Handout 43 KB

 

Managing Pharmaceutical Wastes
EPA Region 9, Wendi Shafir, EPA
PDF 1.63 MB

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Patrick Wooliever, Tetra Tech
PDF 2.6 MB
BETCO MSDS 50 KB
Clean Environment Co. MSDS 9 KB

Minimizing Glutaraldehyde Use
M. Yeshnowski, Tetra Tech
PDF 1.88 MB


Session 2; Engineering and Enviro. Services

Asbestos Management
Bill Cavness, Asbestos Institute
PDF 53KB

Microfiber Mops: Practical Considerations, Costs and Benefits
P. Wooliever and M. Yeshnowski, Tetra Tech
PDF 2.0 MB

Green Building Specifics: Cost, Benefits and Case Studies
Mark Wilhem, Green Ideas
PDF 580 KB

Mold Prevention
John Butler, Central AZ Project
PDF 2.10 MB


HIPAA and the Environment
Cecilia DeLoach, H2E
PDF 489 KB

Attachment A ELECTRONIC MEDIA DESTRUCTION
Attachment B SAMPLE CERTIFICATE OF DESTRUCTION
Attachment C DUE DILIGENCE – CONFIDENTIAL PAPER RECYCLER ANNUAL AUDIT
Attachment D SAMPLE FACILTIY ASSESSMENT TOOL CONFIDENTIAL PAPER DISPOSAL
Attachment E Considerations Of Shredding On-Site
Attachment F SAMPLE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL
Attachment G Sample Document CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
Attachment H Sample: GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS Recycling
Attachment I H2E Guidance Document Confidential Paper Document Disposal

 

Green Building
Mark Wilhelm, Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants
PDF 1.76 MB

JCAHO and Pollution Prevention PDF 498 KB
Cecilia DeLoach, Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
JCAHO EPA Region 2 Memo PDF 46 KB
JCAHO Handout PDF 179 KB

Minimizing Energy Use
Jim Westberg, AZ Department of Commerce
PDF 1.62 MB