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Outreach/Training

Outreach, training, workshops and assistance The Division offers several resources to help you understand the regulations and how they apply to you.  This includes a wide variety of guidance and policy documents as well as workshops and other trainings designed to clarify the regulations and provide an open forum for questions.   In addition, our technical staff are available to provide regulatory interpretation and guidance over the phone or by email.

   

 
Workshops, Outreach Meetings and Training

 

Overview of Colorado's Hazardous Waste Regulations
Full-Day Workshop

 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment presents a one-day hazardous waste workshop for environmental managers, compliance staff and other generators.  The workshop is designed to provide an overview of the Colorado hazardous waste regulations, including hazardous waste identification, management, treatment, recycling, inspections, enforcement and assistance resources.

   

Annual schedule, subject to change:

 

March - Denver/Westminster
May - Fort Collins
August - Grand Junction (every other year)
December - Colorado Springs

 

Contact Claudette Ferris for more information regarding this workshop by calling 303-692-3380 or 1-888-569-1831 ext. 3380, or email claudette.ferris@state.co.us .

   

 

 

Self-Certification Checklists as a Learning Tool

 

Use the self-certification checklists as a training tool throughout the year to help your facility stay in compliance with state regulations.  Please use the special training versions provided below - DO NOT complete and submit one of these checklists to the Division.  If you would like to discuss the results of your survey and/or schedule a free onsite compliance assistance visit, please contact the Generator Assistance Program (GAP) coordinator.

 

 

Note:  If you have received a notice that completion of a self-certification survey is mandaotry for your facility, DO NOT use this form.  Your notice includes information on how to access the official self-certification checklist that is required for your site.

 


 

Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC)

 

ITRC is a coalition of states, industry and stakeholders working together to develop guidance documents and training courses to meet the needs of both regulators and the regulated community.

 

ITRC Web Site 

 

 

 

Information from Past Workshops, Outreach Meetings and Training

 

Presentations from the Electronic Waste Workshop held at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:     

 

For more information, contact Wolf Kray at 303-692-3337, email wolfgang.kray@state.co.us, or Derek Boer at 303-692-3329, email derek.boer@state.co.us .

 

 

Proper Drug Disposal for Long Term Care Facilities

Half-Day Workshop

 

Beginning in September 2013, Long Term Care Facilities are required to certify that they are properly disposing of pharmaceutical and other wastes. Representatives from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Solid and Hazardous Waste Program presented an overview of the requirements to help keep facilities in compliance.  The workshop material was specifically geared toward Long Term Care Facilities. 

  

For more information, please contact Dan Goetz by calling 303-692-3341 or 1-888-569-1831 ext 3341 toll-free, or email daniel.goetz@state.co.us .

 

Recent Workshop Presentations 

 

Proper Drug Disposal for Long Term Care Facilities pdf file   

Identification of Hazardous Wastes in Long Term Care Facilities pdf file   

Medical Waste Generator Requirements pdf file   

 

 

 

Waste Management for Small Health Care Facilities
Full Day Workshop

 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment presented a one-day workshop for anyone responsible for identifying, collecting or managing health care waste. The workshop was designed to provide an overview of some of Colorado's key waste requirements that pertain to hospitals and other health care facilities, including identification of hazardous waste, hazardous waste generator requirements, identification of medical waste and medical waste generator requirements.

 

Recent Workshop Presentations

 

Introduction to Waste Management in Rural Hospitals pdf file  

Identification of Hazardous Waste in Hospitals Part 1 pdf file  

Identification of Hazardous Waste in Hospitals Exercise pdf file  

Identification of Hazardous Waste in Hospitals Part 2 pdf file  

Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements pdf file  

Medical Waste Generator Requirements pdf file  

Inspection Case Study pdf file   

Hospital Perspective pdf file  

Development of a Medication Take-Back Program pdf file

 

Contact Dan Goetz for more information regarding this workshop by calling 303-692-3341 or 1-888-569-1831 ext 3341 toll-free, or email daniel.goetz@state.co.us .

 

 

 

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