Environmental Hygiene

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 11 proposed new standards for commercial sterilization facilities and certain health care organizations that use ethylene oxide (EtO). This Special Bulletin reviews the highlights of these proposals and provides additional background and insight on…
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a tightening of standards regulating the manufacturing of several toxic chemicals, including ethylene oxide, which is widely used for sterilizing PPE and other medical equipment.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, in collaboration with AHA and other organizations, yesterday published updated best practices for hospitals to prevent healthcare-associated infections through hand hygiene based on the latest evidence.
Certified Health Care Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) certified professionals have demonstrated advanced knowledge of maintaining the environment of care.