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Products that meet healthy flooring criteria

  • Healthy flooring
  • Chemicals
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Tool
Health Care Without Harm worked with product manufacturers to identify products that meet the Healthy Flooring criteria.

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How-to guide for Healthy Flooring

  • Chemicals
  • Healthy interiors
  • Healthy flooring
  • Guide
The Healthy Flooring how-to guide assists hospitals in achieving our healthy flooring goal, which targets the elimination of chemicals and materials in flooring that can contribute to a wide range of negative health effects, including asthma, cancer, and developmental impacts.

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Healthy flooring guidance

  • Chemicals
  • Guide
  • Healthy interiors
  • Healthy flooring
This document provides guidance for manufacturers wishing to meet Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Flooring criteria. The criteria apply to all flooring except carpet, fluid applied floors, and concrete. The criteria do not apply to floor leveling compounds or underlayment.

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Sustainable procurement specifications and resources toolkit

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Chemicals
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Toolkit
This toolkit provides the resources for purchasing sustainable products. Use the sustainable procurement specifications and resources toolkit to identify environmental criteria for RFPs/RFIs, to view specifications or standards, and to identify any available metrics applicable to the products or services under consideration.   Please contact procurement@practicegreenhealth.org with any questions…

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Safer hand hygiene toolkit

  • Member Toolkit
  • Chemicals
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Antimicrobial
  • Toolkit
Infection prevention and control in health care are of utmost importance. However, triclosan and triclocarban, antimicrobial ingredients commonly used in hand hygiene products in the health care setting, have been shown by multiple studies to pose risks for both employees and the environment. In response to these concerns, Practice Greenhealth developed a goal and how-to guide to eliminate the…

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Safer Hand Hygiene

Model integrated pest management contract

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Tool
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management contract from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you facilitate your own…

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Model integrated pest management landscape policy

  • Chemicals
  • Tool
  • Integrated pest management
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management landscape and turf policy from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you…

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Model integrated pest management plan

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Tool
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management plan from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you facilitate your own program.

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Model integrated pest management policy

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Tool
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management policy from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you facilitate your own program…

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Taking toxics out of Maryland’s health care sector

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Report
Taking Toxics Out of Maryland’s Health Care Sector reports on a shift in Maryland’s health care sector away from the use of toxic pesticides in the management of health care facilities. Major health care institutions in the state are now embracing pest management strategies for their facilities that give priority to non-chemical pest control methods and only use defined least-toxic chemical…

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