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Sustainable Hospitals

Research Areas and Resources

Cleaning and Disinfection

Quinn M, Henneberger P, and members of the NIOSH-NORA Cleaning and Disinfecting in Healthcare Working Group (pdf). Cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces in health care: Toward an integrated framework for infection and occupational illness prevention. American Journal of Infection Control, 2015. Published open access online on March 16, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2015.01.029 (peer-reviewed scientific publication)

Markkanen P, Quinn M, Galligan C, Bello A. Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities: Reducing human health effects and environmental impacts (pdf). (2009). Health Care Research Collaborative.

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Medical Sharps Injury Prevention

Mercury Reduction

Integrated Approach

  • Quinn MM, Fuller TP, Bello A, Galligan CJ. Pollution prevention--occupational safety and health in hospitals: alternatives and interventions. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2006 Apr;3(4):182-93. PMID:16531291 (peer-reviewed publication)

For more information, contact Catherine Galligan, Program Manager, 978-934-3386, SafeHomeCare@uml.edu.