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Overcoming the pitfalls. Hospital compliance panel. http://www.hercenter.org/. Lessons Learned. Kevin Anderson, Wichita VA. RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned. Hardest part is getting off “Go” Use third parties to verify needs Email groups and internet are great resources for collaboration

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Overcoming the pitfalls

Overcoming the pitfalls

Hospital compliance panel


Http www hercenter org

http://www.hercenter.org/


Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

Kevin Anderson, Wichita VA


Rj dole vamroc lessons learned

RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned

  • Hardest part is getting off “Go”

  • Use third parties to verify needs

  • Email groups and internet are great resources for collaboration

  • EPA and state regulatory agencies have voluntary compliance programs- Great resources, use them!

  • Educate employees and supervisors

  • Tracking is very important; keep it simple


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RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned

  • Laboratory and pharmacy implemented ways two very different ways to deal with certain wastes; both are very effective

  • Involve key members in environmental management system. Enable champions.

  • Interdepartmental communication is very important


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RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned

  • Recycling is very important part of any Waste Program

  • First separate NHW from HW

  • Do not mix wastes, especially listed wastes with NHW

  • Ask others how they handle wastes


Rj dole vamroc lessons learned what to do

RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned-What to do

  • Pharmacy- gather and sort system for listed wastes

  • Pharmacy- use return system for nearly and outdated pharmaceuticals

  • Pharmacy- rotate stock from caches


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RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned-What to do

  • Laboratory- found ways to reduce amounts of chemicals stored and used; new equipment, discontinuation of old processes

  • Found ways to reduce RMG


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RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned-What to do

  • Other waste streams- reduce by controlling buying at purchasing end; user justify amount and needs of HM and take responsibility for waste costs

  • Monitor HM amounts on hand through quarterly inventory

  • Find less hazardous alternatives, when appropriate

  • Find methods that use less HM, or consume all in processes


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RJ Dole VAMROC Lessons Learned-What to do

  • Systems are continually updated and monitored for potential improvements or problems

  • As opportunities or changes to processes arise, take appropriate steps

  • Let management know of major changes, and give periodic updates of program performance


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