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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

Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization - In All Health Care Settings [PDF]
Abstract: Thorough overview of best practices including a glossary of terms, assistance with selecting SUD resprocessers, a sterilization decision tree etc.
Source: Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC)

Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization Procedures
Abstract: Good article with basic methods elaborated for veteranary facilities, however is relevant to human health care facilities as well.
Source: Veteranary Technician

Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Fact Sheet [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet gives resources to find out if you are working with EtO, how EtO enters and affects your body, tests for exposure and how to reduce exposure. Also lists additional resources.
Source: California Department of Health Services

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

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
Abstract: Recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).
Source: CDC, HICPAC, American Society for Healthcare Engineering/American Hospital Association, vol. 2004

Infection Control Guidelines
Abstract: This collection of guidelines pertains to keeping patients and healthcare workers in healthcare settings protected from infectious diseases.
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Safer Products and Practices for Disinfecting Surfaces
Abstract: Comprehensive report and analysis of different disinfection chemicals and their health and environmental hazards. Recommendations for safer products and practices.
Source: SF Environment

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


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