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Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Manual
The only California-specific resource for hospitals, laboratories and health care facilities

The Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Manual helps simplify compliance with complex regulations, protect against fines and ensure a safe workplace. It is the only resource specific to California hospitals and health facilities.

The manual sifts through hundreds of federal and state laws plus Cal/OSHA and Joint Commission requirements to determine what applies to your facility, making this resource especially valuable. Topics include hazardous materials, biohazardous materials and infectious substances, radioactive wastes, pharmaceuticals, facility management, Joint Commission Environment of Care Standards and EH&S program management.

To monitor compliance, self-assessment tools are provided for four high-risk areas: hazardous waste, hazard communication, asbestos and underground storage tanks. These easy-to-use checklists help department managers pinpoint areas that need correcting.

262 pages (3rd edition, 1998)

Contents

  • Building Blocks of Environmental Health and Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Biohazardous Materials and Infectious Substances
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Facility Management
  • Facility Siting and Design
  • Environment of Care: Integrating Environmental Legal Requirements with JCAHO Environmental Standards
  • Managing EH&S Programs
  • EH&S Self-Assessment Tools
    • Hazardous Waste
    • Hazard Communication
    • Asbestos
    • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Appendix A: Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and Designated County Agencies
  • Index

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