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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.

  • 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...
  • May 26 2006 - 1:00 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...
  • May 12 2006 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Health care facilities across the United States are asking for guidance on best management practices for hazardous pharmaceutical waste management. Separation of bulk from residual chemo, multi dose vials, training on the units, container placement and cost are a few of the common areas of concern! How do clinics and hospitals comply with RCRA and...
  • May 05 2006 (All day) -- Eastern Standard Time
    Tracking Your Progress: GGHC Documentation will explain the purpose of documentation for a self-certifying Green Guide for Health Care project. Two case studies will illustrate the importance of tracking green strategies through project delivery and construction and tips on how to ensure that goals established at the beginning of the project are...
  • April 14 2006 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Are you generating more than five pounds of Regulated Medical Waste per bed per day in your inpatient facility? Learn how to reduce your generation rate and associated costs! No other initiative saves more than red bag reduction – Join us and learn the basics of red bag reduction and cost savings!

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