Environmental management in healthcare facilities /
editor, Kathryn D. Wagner ; associate editors, Claude D. Rounds, Robert A. Spurgin.
Philadelphia : W.B. Saunders Co., c1998.
xvi, 499 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Doody's Reviews, October 1998
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Main Description
This reference is the first comprehensive guide that addresses the wide range of environmental issues facing healthcare facilities today. Presents background information on environmental management, addresses regulatory requirements, and details implementation alternatives. Provides the knowledge and guidance necessary to make informed waste/materials management decisions and address environmental issues. A CD-ROM containing the most relevant federal guidelines and regulations is included.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Written for any organisation that produces hazardous waste in the healthcare sector, this manual covers the legal issues, water supply and waste management, indoor air quality, hazardous chemicals and resources available on the supplied CD-Rom.
Main Description
Here's a comprehensive, hands-on reference that addresses all of the environmental management issues confronting today's healthcare facilities. Over two dozen nationally recognized experts cover everything from waste reduction and recycling to the improvement of indoor air quality. They offer valuable background information, discuss current regulatory requirements, and explain how to establish, maintain, and evaluate programs to address particular environmental or health and safety concerns. Readers will find not only the best approaches that are available today, but also the tools and resources they need to stay informed of new developments in the future.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Emergence of Environmental Concerns for Healthcare Facilities
Regulated Medical Waste: Materials Management and Treatment Alternatives: Definingand Characterizing the Wastestream of Healthcare Facilities
Implementation of Medical Waste and Materials Management Programs
Non-Incineration Treatment Technologies
Medical Waste Incineration
Managing Materials and Waste: Hazardous Waste Management
Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drug Waste Management
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management
Small Generator Waste Management
Laboratory Waste Management
Managing Environmental Hazards: Water Supply and Wastewater Discharge
Indoor Air Quality
Management of Asbestos-Containing Materials
Special Environmental Management Issues
Managing Risk: Hazards Communication and Occupational Safety and Health Concerns: Managing Chemical Hazards
Defining and Minimizing the Risk of Infection
Improving Safety with Indicators and Performance Measures
Policy Guidance and Regulatory Authority: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Guidance for Compliance
Federal Agency Regulations and Guidance
State Regulations and Guidance
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