Sustainable Hospitals
 
Mercury Reduction
How to Establish Mercury Pollution Prevention in Your Hospital
 
 
The process of establishing a mercury prevention program in your hospital consists of five steps:
  1. Get started
  2. Gather data
  3. Establish realistic goals and implementation plans
  4. Institute best management practices
  5. Measure, document, and advertise success
The following diagram shows the process in greater detail:
 
Steps to Establish Mercury Pollution Prevention
in Your Hospital

Get support from the top    
Identify and involve staff    
Identify mercury sources ->
Evaluate current handling and disposal techniques
Evaluate current policies
Evaluate mercury product alternatives
Establish realistic goals and implementation policies    
Institute best management practices ->
Eliminate mercury-containing products
Make mercury pollution prevention easy
Establish purchasing policies
Educate staff
Measure success ->
Identify mercury sources
Evaluate current handling and disposal techniques
Evaluate current policies
Document reductions
Advertise success    
 
How to establish mercury pollution prevention in your hospital
Get Started
Gather Data
Establish Realistic Goals and Implementation Plans
Institute Best Management Practices
Measure, Document, and Advertise Success
Related Topics:
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Case Studies
Share the experiences of hospitals and clinics that are working to reduce mercury.
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Why is mercury a problem?
The background and health effects of mercury, as well as the benefits of mercury pollution prevention.
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Best management practices for mercury-containing products in the hospital
A description of all the products and locations where mercury is used in your hospital, and what alternatives exist for reducing mercury use.
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Bibliography
Citations for books, articles, and reports that support the information in this section.
 

 
Mercury Reduction
 
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