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NH3E Meeting Presentations

September 26, 2019

Meet the IEHA: Sustainability training and other opportunities and membership benefits for housekeeping, facilities & food services professionals        (Membership materials) (Env Sustainability Conference info)
(Zac Conaway, EVS Operations Manager and Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, DHMC)

Revisiting Proper Body Mechanics & Ergonomics for Environmental Services Staff (Rountine for EVS)
(Valori Petrin, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, & Nancy Evans, Physical Therapist, Kendal at Hanover) 

Global Disparities in Our World, Making a Differnce in Our World - Local Effort, Global Impact
(Elizabeth McLellan RN MSN MPH, President and Founder, Partners for World Health)

June 13, 2019

The Climate and Food Connection
(Jen Obadia, Eastern U.S. Regional Director, National Leadership Team, Healthy Food in Health Care)    

Promoting Food Donation: Liability Protections, Tax Incentives, & Date Labeling
Chris Beling, Project Engineer, Assistance and Pollution Prevention Unit, U.S. EPA Region I

A Case for Composting at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(Amanda Furtado, GEMS Program Mangager & Nancy Romano, Chief of Nutrition & Food Services)

PFAs in Food Service Ware - an encore presentation
(Cynthia Nelson, Pollution Prevention Manager, NH Department of Environmental Services)

The Farmacy Garden: A collaboration between Wililing Hands and Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Zac Conawy, Manger, Environmental Serices, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

March 21, 2019

RALI ZeroLeft in the Medicine Cabinet
Deterra Drug Deactivation System
(Vanessa Stafford, VP, Communications, NH Hospital Association)

Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) in Food Service Ware
(Cynthia Nelson, Pollution Prevention Manager, NH DES)

Approved Storage & Waste Hauling, Inc.  
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been.... Medical Waste Management Around the World in 30 years
(Ed Krisiunas, MT (ASCP), MPH, President, WNWN International)

September 20, 2018

Northern New England Recycling Summit: China's National Sword and its Impact on Recycling Programs
Zac Conaway, Manager of Waste, Recycling and Training, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Circular Blu -The Future of Healthcare Plastics Recycling
Christopher Bodkin, CEO/Owner

Introduction to Practice Greenhealth: Building a Healthier Future
Christopher Bodkin, Data Coordinator, Practice Greenhealth

March 22, 2018
Confined Space Entry in Hospitals
FAQ: Permit Required Confined Space (PRCS) Standard Clarification (Handout material)Handout material)
Teresa Ferrara, Industrial Hygienist, WorkWISE NH, Keene State College

Fall Protection 
Ben Weidman, ASP, WorkWISE NH, Keene State College
September 21, 2017
Interior Finishes in a Healthcare Setting
(Christina Mellor and Nico Flannery-Pitcher, Senior Interior Designers, Lavallee Brensinger Architects) 
June 15, 2017 
Disinfectants: Bugs, Bugs Everywhere! How do you decide?
Handouts: Properties of an Ideal Disinfectant and Selecting the Optimal Disinfectant for Your Facility
(Jay Welenc, Director, Environmental Services & Waste Management Services, DHMC)

Waste Diversion: Reducing Your Facility's Impact
Post meeting material: Electronic Waste RFP - DHMC sample request for proposal 
(Zac Conaway, Mgr. of Waste, Recycling & Training and Environmental Sustainability Prog. Coordinator, DHMC)

Post-meeting info/link: U.S. EPA Pesticide Product and Label System
March 30, 2017  
NH3E 2017 Planning Survey Results
(Debbie Augustine, Environmental Program Coordinator, NHHA)

U.S. EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvment Rules Discussion 
(Melissa Zych, Pollution Prevention Program Manager, NH Dept of Environmental Services)
December 8, 2016
A teleconference meeting was held to discuss 2017 meeting planning 
September 29, 2016
A peer sharing session for Environmental Services professionals was held. 
There was also a presentaion from Anthony Iannone, Business Development Manager for
Xenex Disinfection Servics, LLC. Some general info can be found at    
June 16, 2016 
How to Manage Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement in the Hospital Setting
(Maureen Smith, Esq., Orr & Reno, P.A. and Katy Ward, P.E. Aries Engineering, Inc.)
March 3, 2016
Greening the Labs: Cleveland Clinic

Biohazardous Waste Identification in the Lab
(Michele Messam, Infection Preventionist, Cleveland Clinic)

Cleveland Clinic’s Greening the Lab Program: recycling, waste and energy reduction
(Ilyssa O. Gordon, MD, PhD, Staff Pathologist, Asst. Prof. of Pathology, Med Dir for Sustainabilty, Cleveland Clinic)

How to develop and roll out a lab-greening program, including educating and engaging staff
(Amber Garrard, Education & Outreach Manager, Yale University Office of Sustainability

December 3, 2015
Building Health Care Sector Resilience, and the Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Health Care Facilities Tool Kit
Climate Risks and Community Vulnerablilities Assessment Checklist for Health Care Facilities
(Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Principal, Perkins+Will)

Climate Change Impacts: How to Prepare Ourselves and Our Facilities
(Sherry Godlewski, Environmental Program Manager, NH DES)

Climate Change Preparedness for Hazardous Waste Generators
(Melissa Zych, Pollution Prevention Program Manager, NH DES)

September 10, 2015
Respirator Use in Hospitals
(Teresa Ferrara, MPH, Industrial Hygienist, WorkWise NH)
Hospital's Industrial Hygeine Air Monitoring Results (2015 YTD - 2010)
(Roland Vance, Safety/Envronmental Manager, St. Joseph Healthcare)
Safe Formaldehyde Use: Passive Air Monitoring and Personal Protection
(Angela Drake, Environmental Compliance and Waste Stream Managment Director)
June 4, 2015
General State Permit Update for Emergency Generators
(Cathy Beahm, Technical Assistance Specialist, NH DES, Air Resources Division)
NH's New Solvent Waste Rule
(Sue Francesco, Hazardous Waste Certification Supervisor, Hazardous Waste Mgt. Bureau, NH DES)
Sterilis Medical Disposal System for Regulated Medical Waste 
(Andre Nault, Executive VP, Sterilis Medical (requested Sterilis site be used in lieu of presentation)
December 4, 2014
Green Cleaning: Environmental Services at DHMC
(Jay Welenc, Interim Environmental Svcs Dir; Laurie Tostenson, Operations & QA Manager)
Pollution Prevention through Safer, Less, and Better Chemical Use at DHMC
(Laura Shea, Environmental & Hazardous Materials Speicalist, Safety & Environmental Programs)

September 18, 2014
Triple S PERISEPT Sporicidal Disinfectant Cleaner 
(Mike Stanton, Sales Representative, Noury Supply)
March 6, 2014
Used Textiles: A Valuable Undertapped Resource in Our Trash and in Our Closets
(Larry Gropien, President, ERC Wiping Products, Past President SMART Textiles Association)
Meet ECOSMITH: New Hampshire's Own Textile Exporter
Peter Shellenberger, President/Owner, ECOSMITH Recyclers, Inc.
December 5, 2013
Aqueous Ozone: Chemical-free cleaning, sanitizing and stain removal

(Michael Stanton, Sales Consultant, Noury Supply, Inc.)

Lead apron recycling resource document

September 19, 2013
Changes to Federal Air Quality Standards Affecting Generators and Boilers
(Pat North, Environmental Progam Manager, Air Resources Division, NHDES)

Lean 101: Healthcare Performance Improvement & Sustainability
(Alex Jaccaci, Corporate Improvement Training Facilitator, Hypertherm, Inc.)

Lean Microfiber Mop Implementation Project
(Anne Pilllion, GEMS Coordinator, VA Medical Center Manchester, NH)

Electrolyzed Water: Sanitizing Alternative to Chlorine Bleach
(Jack Fellman, Greener Chemistry Associates, LLC)

All About Rubber Flooring, and Rubber: Its Implications to Environmental Health
(Haim Barnoy, Environmental Chemistry Consultant, Nora Systems, Inc.)

June 6, 2013
Introducing the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI)
(Jessica Wolff, Outreach Specialist, Healthier Hospitals Initiative)

March 14, 2013
OSHA Quick Start for Health Care and OSHA Quick Takes
Hospital E-tool and Joint Commission: Improving Patient and Worker Safety

(Joanne Regan, Industrial Hygienist, Enforcement Programs & Tech. Support Section, OSHA, Region I)

Ice Melters and Non-detergent CleaningCleaning Healthy, Smart and Green and Cleaning for Health and Efficiency
(Clarke Hall, Senior Facilities Consultant, Custodial Partners, LLC. and company)

December 6, 2012
Streamway Automated Surgical Fluid Management and Disposal System, Streamway brochure
(Phil Posa,VP, Sales and Marketing, BiodDrain Medical, Inc.)
Healthier Hospitals Initiative: Engaged Leadership Challenge, Tenet Healthcare Leadership
(Christopher Bodkin, Customer Svc Rep, Social Media Coordinator, Healthier Hospitals Initiative
September 13, 2012
Eliminating Idling of Emergency Response Vehicles at Hospitals
(Paul Lockwood, NHDES, Air Division - Mobile Source Section)
Introduction to Green Revolving Funds
(Max Storto, Program Coordinator, LEEF Network)
Transforming Health Care for the 21st Century
(Gary Cohen, President & Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm)
Resert XL HLD - High Level Disinfectant
(Eric Kaplan, Territory Manager, STERIS Corporation
June 14, 2012
Take Out Food! For Thought...
(Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA, Practice Greenhealth) Apply
Food Waste Reduction Recycling & Composting Programs and Healthier Menu Program at DHMC
(Deborah Keane, RD, LD, Food & Nutrition Services Director)
BIOGREEN360 On-Site Organic Waste Decomposer
(Rich Alericio, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.) 
March 8, 2012
Hazardous Waste Management in Hospitals
(Sue Francesco, Hazardous Waste Certification Superviors, NHDES)
Sustainability for Hospital Dining Operations
(Larry Adams, Sodexho Dining Svcs. General Mgr., Portsmouth Regional Hospital)
How to Start a Composting Program
(Rian Bedard, Chief Executive Composter, EcoMovement)
Clean Construction Policies at Hospitals & Summary/Additional ResourcesSummary/Additional Resources
(Vanessa Green, Regional Diesel Clean Up Coordinator, Clean Water Action
December 15, 2011
IMEC Global Green Introduction
IMEC Global Green Medical Surplus Solution for Hospitals and Providers
(IMEC Global Green)  
 Medical Device Reprocessing: Law, Science and Reality
(Stryker Sustainabilty Solutions)
 NH3E tour group photo1 and NH3E tour group photo2
(Waste Management's TREE Healthcare Waste Facility, Rochester, NH)
September 8, 2011
Sustainable Design for Health Care Facilities

(Lavallee I Brensinger Architects)

August 4, 2011

Special Presentation: EPA New England Webinar
Engaging Hospital Leaders to Advance Sustainability: Connecting the Dots on Climate Change

(Alex Jaccaci, MA, CHEP, Assoc. VP, Organizational Improvement and Planning, Alice Peck Day Health Systems)
Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes  (NOTE: Large download - 110 Mb)

June 2, 2011

Climate Change Discussion, APD Sustainabilty Program
APDHS Sustainabilty Position Statement
APDHS Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2.22.11
(Alex Jaccaci, MA, CHEP, Assoc. VP, Org. Improvement and Planning, APDHS)

March 9, 2011
Tour of Zero-Sort Recycling Facility
(Casella's Charlestown, MA plant)

December 2, 2010
Exeter Hospital Pharmaceutical Waste Management Program
(Deanna King, RPh, MS, Dir. of Pharmacy, Tamara Harmer EOC Specialist)

Greening the O.R.- Methods for Reducing Our Environmental Impact
(John Leigh, Manager, Waste & Recycling Programs, DHMC)

September 23, 2010
EPA GreenScapes & WaterSense Programs
(EPA, Region 1)

June 17, 2010
Menu of Change: Healthy, Local, Sustainable Food in Healthcare
(Health Care Without Harm)

March 18, 2010
Top Violations Observed During Hospital Hazardous Waste Inspection
(NH Department of Environmental Services)

December 10, 2009
Blue Wrap Recycling
(Institution Recycling Network (IRN))

Why Green Healthcare? LEED and Healthcare
(EBI Consulting) 

Public Health Emergencies: Impact on Waste Management, Sustainability, etc
(EBI Consulting)

September 10, 2009
Cleaning Chemicals: Risk, Cleanliness Testing and EPA Regulatory Update
(Greener Chemistry Associates)

Responsible Battery Management for NH's Healthcare System
(Call2Recycle Program)

Meet a New Medical Waste Management Provider from Maine
(Oxus Environmental)

June 11, 2009
Update on Pharmaceutical Waste Management  (Charlotte Smith).

March 19, 2009
Proposed Healthcare Waste Facility, Rochester, NH  (Waste Management)

Renewable Wood Pellet Energy for Institutional Users (International Wood Fuels)
Single Stream Recycling  (Concord Regional Solid Waste Cooperative)
October 24, 2008 Conference

Green to Gold: EHS Strategies for a Safer, Healthier Hospital Environment -- and Bottom Line!    (Chase House at the Inns at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH)

June 19, 2008

Managing Stormwater with Low Impact Development (UNH Stormwater Center)
Low Impact Development web sources (EPA)

December 13, 2007
Toxics in Packaging: Its Still an Issue (NH DES)
Pharmaceutical Waste Management (Stericycle)

September 20, 2007
Cleaning and Disinfecting in Health Care Settings (JohnsonDiversy)
Waste Management & Minimization Training for New Employees(DHMC)
Hazard Communication Orientation Training (LRGHealthcare)

Additional information not presented at meeting:
Safety Orientation Training (DHMC)
Clostridium Difficile FAQs, (JohnsonDiversy)
Avian Influenza (JohnsonDiversy)

June 7, 2007
An Overview of Mold
Cleaning for Health
How easy is it to apply for an H2E Environmental Excellence Award?

March 8, 2007
Hazard Identification
NH's Idling Reduction Campaign
Sample Engine Idling Reduction Guidelines for hospitals
Pledge to Reduce Idling

December 12, 2006
Solvent Recycling
HIPAA and Paper Recycling

September 14, 2006
OSHA’s Perspective on Regulated Waste
New Hampshire Hospitals Hazardous Waste Summary: 2000 vs 2005
Infectious Waste: Clearing up Misperceptions - Managing Medical Waste with Education
Medical Waste vs. Infectious Waste (SWANA)