The EPA is enforcing hazardous waste regulations in healthcare facilities at an alarming rate however, many hospitals are either unaware of these regulations or simply don't know what steps to take to comply with them. To make things even more complicated, The Joint Commission and EPA have different criteria by which they measure compliance. This complete resource helps safety officers wade through the confusion using tools, checklists, and forms. With new EPA hazardous waste regulations coming soon, the time to start preparing is now!
This book will help you:
- Navigate the EPA's proposed hazardous waste rule changes
- Prepare for compliance with customizable tools, checklists, and forms from industry experts
- Understand all areas of hazardous waste compliance
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Regulatory Requirements
The regulations we all know
The regulations we may not know
Chapter 3: The Best Programs Begin With an Assessment
First step inventory
Identifying the waste
Conducting the assessment
Chapter 4: EPA Generator ID Application
Evaluation of generator status
Chapter 5: Hazardous Waste Accumulation Standards and Assessments
Chapter 6: Hazardous Waste Shipments
Selecting a destruction facility
Chapter 7: Bringing This All Together
Building a successful environmental management system
Sustaining the program
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James Crouch, BSBM, MHA, MSAJS, is safety and regulations specialist for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is in charge of hazardous waste management in more than 13 hospitals, four urgent care centers, and more than 300 medical clinics in western Michigan. Crouch has worked in healthcare safety for the past 10 years, and has served as the Michigan Region 6 bioterrorism coordinator a vital role coordinating the activities of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Hospital Preparedness Program, fostering collaboration, and building relationships with regional partners covering 13 counties. In addition, Crouch has 10 years of managing safety, including hazardous materials, in the manufacturing industry. He is a certified firefighter with more than 19 years of experience. He has served on many different hazardous materials response teams and serves as a consultant to local emergency responders in Michigan.
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