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P2 for Hospital Sterilizers: Where to Go for P2 Help
Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Operations
Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
Glossary of Terms
Where to Go for P2 Help
Acknowledgements
Complete List of Links

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Best Management Practices for Hospital Waste
Report: Comprehensive 392 page document handling all types of hospital waste. Includes section on ai...

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

Detox Sterilization and Disinfection
PowerPoint about balance between sporicidal, viricidal, and bactericidal effectiveness, human and en...

Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Fact Sheet
Fact sheet gives resources to find out if you are working with EtO, how EtO enters and affects your ...

FDA-Cleared Sterilants and High Level Disinfectants with General Claims for Processing Reusable Medi...
Alternative Disinfectants: A roster of FDA cleared steriliants and high-level disinfectants (HLDs) ...

Final Regulation Order: Ethylene Oxide Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM)
Final rule promulgated in 1999 by CARB shows an example of a state law regulating EtO sources over 2...

Infection Control Guidelines
This collection of guidelines pertains to keeping patients and healthcare workers in healthcare sett...

Sterilants and Disinfectants in Healthcare Facilities
Website dedicated to those who want to go beyond mere compliance. Describes properties of sterilants...


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This section displays contact information for experts in p2 for hospital sterilizers.

Programs listed: 8

1.  Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC)

APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The Association's more than 11,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and hospital epidemiology in health care settings around the globe, and include nurses, epidemiologists, physicians, microbiologists, clinical pathologists, laboratory technologists and public health practitioners. APIC advances its mission through education, research, collaboration, practice guidance and credentialing.

1275 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-4006
Phone: (202) 789-1890
Fax: (202) 789-1899

Contact:  Communications Director


2.  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves. Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Today, CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action oriented approach. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies.

1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: (404) 639-3311
Fax: (404) 639-3534
Hot Line: 800-311-3435

Contact:  Communications Director


3.  Practice Green Health

Membership organization offering technical assistance to the health care community, including resources and education on using safer products & materials, reduce energy and water usage, improve facility design, etc., creating a national movement for environmental sustainability in health care.

12355 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (888) 688-3332

Contact:  Beth Eckl, Director of the Environmental Purchasing Program
Contact Phone: (866) 598-2240


4.  Sustainable Hospitals

The Sustainable Hospitals Program (SHP) provides technical support to the healthcare industry for selecting products and work practices that eliminate or reduce occupational and environmental hazards, maintain quality patient care and contain costs. We support and collaborate with healthcare institutions, clinicians, unions representing healthcare practitioners, students, and government, as well as environmental and healthcare advocacy groups. The SHP is a program of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and it is affiliated with the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Our program members include faculty, staff and students of the Department of Work Environment and the Department of Nursing and we routinely collaborate with other departments and programs within the University.

Kitson 200, One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: (978) 934-3386

Contact:  Catherine Galligan


5.  U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: (800) 321-OSHA

Contact:  Program Manager


6.  U.S. EPA Area Source Standards Team

The EPA’s Office of Air Quality Pollution Standards team is responsible for proposing and promulgating the new area source rules for all 70 sectors.

US EPA, OAQPS, ITPID
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: (919) 541-5347

Contact:  Team Lead


7.  U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.

5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857-0001
Phone: (888) 463-6332
Hot Line: 888-463-6332

Contact:  Contact for Area Sources


8.  U.S. National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. The collections stand at more than 8 million items--books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world's finest medical history collections of old and rare medical works. The Library's collection may be consulted in the reading room or requested on interlibrary loan. NLM is a national resource for all U.S. health science libraries through a National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38A
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: (301) 594-5983
Fax: (301) 402-1384
Hot Line: 888-346-3656

Contact:  Contact for Area Sources

 

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