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Archived Webinars

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Practice Greenhealth hosts a set of webinar series designed to offer comprehensive and cutting edge case studies, tools and resources on different sustainability topics to the healthcare community. Topics range from basics such as recycling, green team development and building an integrated design team to intermediate topics such as the selection of green cleaning chemicals and energy modeling for new buildings to advanced topics like greenhouse gas management and displacement ventilation. Learn practical solutions from experts in the field without leaving your office! Pull together your committee or "green team" and join us.

  • November 03 2006 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Building Materials and Human Health in Hospitals will establish the business case for improving building materials in hospitals, the health risks associated with conventional building materials as well as current trends in new materials. Some case studies will outline their successes and present lessons learned and key information resources will...
  • October 13 2006 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Medical errors and hospital-acquired infections cause more deaths than automobile accidents or AIDS or breast cancer. In a health care setting, control of infectious organisms is essential. Disinfectants are important tools for meeting that need. But because they are necessarily toxic to living organisms, disinfectants must be handled carefully,...
  • October 06 2006 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Healthy Food in Hospitals will establish the health risks and waste associated with conventional food service in hospitals as well as current trends for preparing food on-site and third party organizations that work with farmers to bring local, organic food to healthcare facilities. Two case studies will outline their facilities food programs and...
  • September 15 2006 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    EPA could show up at your facility any day to conduct a multi media inspection. Learn from an EPA inspector about findings and violations common for health care facilities and how best to prepare for and respond to an inspector. Learn about Caritas Christi's full compliance audit approach to ensure preparedness at their multiple facilities.
  • September 08 2006 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Medical errors and hospital-acquired infections cause more deaths than automobile accidents or AIDS or breast cancer. In a healthcare setting, it is essential to be able to control infectious organisms. Sterilants and disinfectants are important tools for meeting that need. But because they are necessarily toxic to living organisms, sterilants and...
  • August 11 2006 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    There are numerous opportunities for laboratory toxicity reduction — but where to start? The laboratory offers challenges (as many departments do) because they often run 24/7, staffers are accustomed to doing things a certain way and not too interested in changing, space is at a premium, chemicals that contain mercury as a preservative can't...
  • July 28 2006 - 12:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    A commitment to the environment and safety starts with the materials we purchase. Would you like to know more about the resources your Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) offers to help you implement environmental purchasing strategies? Would you like to get to know your GPO and let them know what environmentally preferable products and services...
  • July 14 2006 - 4:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Do you have a plan for managing bulbs, batteries, ballasts, mercury-containing equipment, computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, walkie-talkies, phones, televisions, beepers, cell phones and all that other good stuff? Join us! “Universal waste” refers to commonly discarded products, including batteries, pesticides, thermostats, and lamps, and...
  • June 06 2006 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    The Introduction to the Green Guide for Health Care presentation gives an overview of what the [www.gghc.org] Green Guide is, how it was developed, and how to use it as a best practices document that supports creation of high performance healing environments. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the Green Guide’s structure and main...
  • June 02 2006 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Gain a better understanding of the research on lighting for circadian benefit, and how this can be incorporated into design of new or existing facilities. Learn about one example of what was wrong and how it was corrected. Cost, constructability and lessons learned from building the NASA Astronaut quarantine building. Research at NASA regarding...

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