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|Main Title||Profile of the healthcare industry /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Compliance.|
|Publisher||Office of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Subjects||Medical care--United States. ; Health facilities--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Environmental issues ; Environmental protection ; Pollution prevention ; Wastes ; Hazardous wastes ; Emissions ; Health care facilities ; Environmental policy ; Municipal wastes ; Regulations ; Statutes ; Compliance ; Enforcement ; Hospitals ; Health care industry|
|Collation||x, 142 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.|
This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors. A listing of available Sector Notebooks is included on the following page. The Notebook will orient readers from a wide audience to the environmental responsibilities and challenges facing health service providers including major medical centers, ambulatory healthcare clinics, dental offices, doctors offices and veterinary clinics. The Notebook will be especially useful in educating those in industry as well as government and the general public who are unfamiliar with the complex environmental regulations that apply to the healthcare industry. With references for more detailed information, the Notebook will nicely complement new resources on compliance, environmental management systems, pollution prevention, and the nascent on-line healthcare environmental resource center.
"February 2005"--T.p. "EPA/310-R-05-002"--T.p. "EPA Office of Compliance Sector notebook project"--T.p. Bibliography: p. 138-142.
List of acronyms -- Introduction to the sector notebook project -- Introduction to the healthcare industry -- Activity descriptions -- Waste and emissions profile -- Pollution prevention opportunities -- Summary of Federal statutes and regulations -- Compliance and enforcement history -- Compliance activities and initiatives -- Contacts/acknowledgments/resource materials/bibliography.