Mercury Reduction

How to Establish Mercury Pollution Prevention in Your Hospital

Establish Realistic Goals and Implementation Plans

The long-term goal of the hospital may be to eliminate the use of mercury entirely. This is true pollution prevention. It will be easier and more satisfying to measure success if the hospital also develops short-term goals, such as eliminating the use of mercury sphygmomanometers within two years. The project leaders should get the support of the CEO for the goals and create a comprehensive plan that lays out how the hospital will achieve its mercury-free status. Contacts from the departments should be key players in establishing the plan. Key components of the plan could include: