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{Past Event} - Operations Series: Pharmaceutical Waste Prevention

March 28, 2008 - 1:00 pm - March 28, 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


With the increased awareness of pharmaceuticals in the water, it’s no surprise that a best management approach to pharmaceutical waste is in order. And what better way to start than PREVENTION. Join us for strategies to make less pharmaceutical waste as a first step in tackling this tough waste stream. Recognize the value of looking upstream and identifying opportunities to prevent waste from being generated at all. Take control of hazardous pharmaceuticals through better understanding of how and why they enter the facility. Points include how to say no to free samples, who should be on a pharmaceutical waste prevention team and why you should start with prevention.


Catherine Zimmer, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
Email:   Telephone: 612-624-4635
Catherine Zimmer is the Healthcare Specialist for the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, an outreach program at the University of Minnesota providing pollution prevention assistance to Minnesota businesses, where she has assisted the healthcare industry with waste and toxicity reduction since 1997. She has 12 years experience in healthcare as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and has worked 3 years as a Hazardous Waste Inspector. Catherine is a registered Environmental Health Specialist. She is an active contributor to Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, having chaired workgroups to develop H2E’s Chemical Minimization and Waste Reduction plans, and having consulted on guidance for JCAHO standards and writing the Pharmacy Tech Brief for the Green Guide for Healthcare. Her work on pollution prevention using Hospitals for a Healthy Environment tools was recently published in the “Journal of Cleaner Production”, an international periodical. Catherine is Co-chair of MN Healthcare Environmental Awareness & Resource Reduction Team: a coalition of healthcare facilities, the Minnesota Hospital Association, regulatory agencies and environmental advocacy groups working to improve environmental performance of the healthcare sector. She holds a B.S. Clinical Laboratory Science and an M.S. Environmental Health, both from the University of Minnesota.

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