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Best Management Practices for Hospital Waste [PDF]
Abstract: Report: Comprehensive 392 page document handling all types of hospital waste. Includes section on air quality and sterilizer alternatives and vendors, WA state permitting information and complete list of air toxics found in hospitals.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology

CAA SECTION 112 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation Operations
Abstract: APPENDIX 112H of the Clean Air Act that governs EtO for large sources.
Source: EPA

Ethylene Oxide Fact Sheet [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet written to give employers the information they need in order to manage staff exposure to EtO.
Source: OSHA

Final Regulation Order: Ethylene Oxide Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM)
Abstract: Final rule promulgated in 1999 by CARB shows an example of a state law regulating EtO sources over 25 lbs/year.
Source: California Air Resources Board

Hospital eTool: Central Supply Module
Abstract: Virtual tour of hospital hazards. Covers the health effects of ethylene oxide gas exposure and options for reducing use.
Source: OSHA

Replacing Ethylene Oxide and Glutaraldehyde [PDF]
Abstract: Gives an overview of where EtO and glutaraldehyde are used in hospitals, the reasons to find alternatives and a case study that shows a cost benefit analysis of switching to alternate sterilization/disinfection methods and products.
Source: EPA

Rule and Implementation Information for Commercial Sterilizers
Abstract: Website with list of documents regarding the history and status of the EPA rules for commercial sterilizers. Includes Rule Information, Technical Information and Implementation Information.
Source: EPA

Sterilants and Disinfectants in Healthcare Facilities
Abstract: Website dedicated to those who want to go beyond mere compliance. Describes properties of sterilants and disinfectants, risks, compliance requirements, alternatives and disposal methods as well as listing additional resources.
Source: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment: Sharing Successes

What Are Antimicrobial Pesticides?
Abstract: Fact sheet describing the categorization of ethylene oxide as a sterilizer in the antimicrobial pesticide group. Links to other resources such as chemical composition and laws affecting the use of these chemicals.
Source: EPA


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