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E-M:/ Seminar- Pollution Prevention in Health Care- March 10

Enviro-Mich message from tracey@ecocenter.org (Tracey Easthope)

Are you interested in reducing the environmental impact of the health care
If so, this seminar is for you...

Health Care Pollution Prevention Strategies:
Cut Costs, Reduce Waste and Buy Smart

Wednesday, March 10, 1999
Novi Hilton
Novi, Michigan

This seminar is designed to introduce important new information on ways to
reduce the environmental impact of health care.  Innovative health care
institutions are changing their purchasing, recycling and waste handling
procedures, saving money, and improving the environment.   We invite you to
learn more about what hospitals across the country and in Michigan are

Get the latest information on:

*Reducing the volume & toxicity of the waste stream
*Identifying cost effective alternative materials
*Implementing effective pollution prevention, segregation, and
        recycling programs
*Using alternative treatment technologies to disinfect waste
*Saving money

Sponsored by:
Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Michigan Nurses Association,
Ecology Center,
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation


8:00 am         Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am         Opening Remarks
                        Environmental Compliance and Beyond
                         Pier-George Zanoni, PE, CSP, CIH
                        Michigan Health & Hospital Association

9:00 am         Dioxin and Mercury: How do they get in the Food Chain?
What are the Health Risks?
                        Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
                        Physicians for Social Responsibility, Boston MA

10:00 am        Mercury and Dioxin Reduction: What are Innovators Doing
                        in the Health Care Industry?
                        Jamie Harvey, PE, Western Lake Superior
                        Sanitary District, Duluth, MN
                                State Resources on Mercury Pollution
Prevention for
                                 Health Care Institutions
                                 Steve Kratzer, Michigan Department of
Environmental Quality

11:15 am        Break

11:30 am        Hospital Waste Management: Purchasing, Segregation,
Reduction and Recycling in a
                        Cost-Conscious Environment
                                Laura Brannen, Dartmouth Hitchcock
                                 Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

12:15 pm        Lunch provided

1:00 pm         Innovators in Health Care Pollution Prevention:
                      How Hospitals are Reducing Waste, Saving Money, and
Protecting the Environment
                                Hollie Shaner, RN, Director, Nightingale

2:15 pm         Michigan Innovators in Health Care Pollution Prevention
                                Pierre Gonyon, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital,
Ann Arbor
                                 Lisa Rumsey,  Safety Coordinator, Bronson
Medical Center

3:15 pm Alternative Waste Disposal Technologies: What are the Options? Are
Cost Savings Possible?
                                Nelson Slavik, PhD, President,
Environmental Health
                                 Management Systems, Inc.

4:15 pm Closing

Who should attend
This seminar is for health care professionals, hospital waste managers,
purchasers, facilities management personnel, infection control and
housekeeping staff, research and laboratory management, physicians, nurses,
students, other health care personnel, and community members








E-mail address:

The cost of the seminar is $35.00

Send this form with payment to:
Pier-George Zanoni
Michigan Health & Hospital Association
6215 West St. Joseph Highway
Lansing, MI  48917

For more information, or for copies of the brochure, contact
Pier-George Zanoni of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association,
517-886-8315, email pzanoni@lans.mha.org, or Tracey Easthope at the Ecology
Center, 734-663-2400 x 109, email, tracey@ecocenter.org.

Please pass this notice on to others who may be interested.

Tracey Easthope, MPH
Director, Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center of Ann Arbor
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
P 734-663-2400 x 109
F 734-663-2414

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