Safety

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance: How to use green practices in your facility, save some money, and stay in compliance

Hospital Safety Insider, November 3, 2016

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

Sustainable practices are not only a way to save the planet, but a way to cut down on violations

Corporate civic responsibility and federal mandates have opened the boardroom doors to more discussion on sustainability. This is a good thing, as the EPA and other accreditation organizations crack down on hazardous waste—and begin requiring healthcare facilities to have a plan in place for reducing it.

In addition, as standards tighten up for the healthcare industry, it will become more expensive to treat, handle, and dispose of hazardous waste, so it becomes incumbent on facility managers to be part of the conversation when considering green initiatives and finding responsible vendors.

“Many healthcare organizations are focusing on the reduction of energy consumption and recycling of some medical devices,” writes James Crouch, BSBM, MHA, MS/AJS, in the new HCPro book, Hazardous Waste in Healthcare: A Guide to Regulatory Compliance. “Technology and container design have come a long way as they relate to medical waste, and this is a way to also reduce the organization’s carbon footprint. Many manufacturers have responded to the healthcare industry’s desire to be more friendly to the environment, while also protecting employees and remaining compliant with ever more stringent accreditation standards.”

Continue reading here.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Basic OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your outpatient...

  • Basic Dental OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your dental...

Most Popular