Environmentally Responsible Healthcare: Chapter 02: Elimination of Equipment Containing Mercury
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 2 of 4 for this video. The adoption of best management practices has improved workplace safety at healthcare facilities while reducing the environmental risks of using Mercury. Mercury elimination projects in LA have achieved great success. Exchange programs to replace Mercury thermometers and blood pressure gauges have helped tremendously in this effort. The success of these programs may depend on support from the clinic, city, and professional support organizations. Clinic staff must be educated in the correct cleanup procedures for a Mercury spill. Any change such as this requires a certain adjustment period on the part of clinical staff.
Author: City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Department / LA Cityview 35
Publication Date: 2002
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|Chapter 01: Introduction|
|Chapter 02: Elimination of Equipment Containing Mercury|
|Chapter 03: Amalgam Preparation and Management|
|Chapter 04: For Additional Information / Credits|
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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, NDEQ