(E-7) Tackling Safer Chemicals and Materials in Health Care: Lessons from the Field

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Purchasing safer chemicals and materials in your facility is a critical component of any sustainability initiative because it can help reduce patient and employee exposure to hazardous substances, improve indoor air quality, and improve public and environmental health. Practice Greenhealth’s Safer Chemicals Challenge provides tools, resources, case studies, and step-by-step guidance to reduce the use of PVC and DEHP-containing medical devices, increase the use of green cleaners, eliminate harmful antimicrobials from hand hygiene products, and purchase healthier furnishings, among other goals. In this session, you’ll learn how leading hospitals have worked to implement these goals from commitment through implementation and data tracking. Hospital leaders with direct experience will discuss best practices, steps for overcoming challenges, internal messaging, strategies for achieving goals, and key partnerships.

Greening the Supply Chain Safer Chemicals