Wednesday, May 3, 2017


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Division will host three one-day trainings this July and August. These trainings are designed for health care facility personnel responsible for identifying, managing and directing proper disposal of pharmaceutical, laboratory and other typical waste which typically include but not limited to pharmacists, director of nursing/nurses, administrators, environmental professionals, laboratory directors/personnel, facilities managers/directors, etc. This waste is most commonly generated by hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, ambulatory services, pharmacies and other health care facilities operating in Colorado. 

Topics to be covered will include hazardous waste for healthcare explained, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) review, typical healthcare waste and disposal requirements (pharmaceuticals, laboratory, medical, etc), what to expect during hazardous waste inspections, logistics of hazardous waste management, self-certification, and a review of resources for healthcare as it relates to proper disposal.  And, since I'm the primary inspector who performs most of the RCRA inspections at healthcare facilities throughout Colorado, who better to pepper with regulatory questions about proper disposal?!

The three sessions are at different locations in the Front Range including Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs.  Be sure to register early as seating is limited. You can register online using a credit card or electronic check. A small processing fee will be added to your total. 
to register. 

The registration fee includes food, beverages and training materials.

Onsite training will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a working lunch.

If you have any questions, please contact Claudette Ferris at 303-692-3380 (1-888-569-1831 ext. 3380 outside the Denver metro area) or by email at

Thank you — we look forward to seeing you there.