health care waste management Articles

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Guidelines for Hospital Waste Management in Pakistan

    At present there is no Management of Hospital or Health care Waste anywhere in Pakistan. Although some good basic groundwork has been carried out in an attempt to bring about improvements, the situation remain deplorable and represents a grave health risk, not only to medical staff but also to general public. Hospitals, veterinary clinics, laboratories and other health care facilities generate ...


  • Fluid Waste Management and Disposal Practices

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection - an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no ...


  • Fluid waste management and disposal practices

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care workers potential to become infected. Hepatitis B has ...

  • Assessment of medical waste management in educational hospitals of Tehran University

    Medical waste includes materials that are produced in the course of health protection, medical treatment and scientific research; it forms a separate category of medical or health care waste (Republic of Croatia, 1996b and 2004; Capak, 2001; Ropeik and Gray, 2002). However, it seems that the fraction of waste generated at medical institutions, known as special or regulated medical waste (Lee et ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Waste not, spend not

    It is estimated in American health care that 40 to 100 thousand out of every million dollars spent on food gets thrown away before it’s even served. What’s tossed from the plate further fattens the waste pot. With food costs up almost 10 percent this year, the statistics can be hard to digest.Nancy Darbut, Director of food and nutrition services for the North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis ...

  • Managing medical waste technology: how US hospitals adapted to change

    A total of 78 US hospitals responded to a survey in a nation-wide sample for the purpose of analysing their medical waste technology management practices under changing laws and regulations in the early 1990s. Findings show that 77% of these hospitals implemented changes in one or more of their operations in storage, treatment, handling, transport and disposal of medical waste and staff ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Fluid waste management and disposal practices - industrial hygiene news

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection - an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care worker’s potential to become infected. ...


  • Ebola Waste Preparedness

    A straight forward plan to deal with an issue that may seem new to many of you however this issue has been successfully addressed for decades. It’s all over the news, landfills that won’t accept ashes from incinerated waste, towns and states that won’t let waste be transported across their borders, special permits, Category A Packaging, warehouses full of drums and 6mil liners. ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Principles of Waste Avoidance and Utilization

    The minimization of wastes requiring disposal is increasingly important as available disposal options become more and more constrained, and particularly as more substances enter everyday use which are not readily decomposed in the natural environment and which can present long term hazards. This note sets out some basic principles for waste minimization in industrial processes, where ...


    By The World Bank

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Cleaning & maintenance management

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature and exposed, it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health

    Nanotechnology opens a universe of possibilities — but also creates a world of unknowns. In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing — whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention or high-performance materials — have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials. Working at the ...


    By Ensia

  • Net Zero Waste – So What?

    Leading world organizations warn us that economic growth and social development cannot be sustained with our current consumption, production and disposal patterns. Yet in spite of increasing sustainability initiatives and better product and recovery technologies, global waste continues to grow at an alarming rate. According to ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) global communities ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • Cleaning and maintenance management march 2002

    While the health risks associated with fluid waste have been known for decades, it wasn’t until the introduction of AIDS into our society that infection control practices and an awareness of the vulnerability to healthcare workers, including custodians, to exposure of bloodborne pathogens, including Heptatities B, became a major concern. Today, a myriad of regulations govern workers’ ...


  • Review on hospital wastes and its possible treatments

    Medical waste management is of a great importance due to its potential impact to environment and consequently to human health. In the recent years, many efforts have been made by environmental regulatory agencies and waste generators to better managing the wastes from healthcare facilities. In the past, medical waste was often mixed with municipal solid waste and disposed in residential waste ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Case study : Supply Management + Demand Management = Lower Costs

    Background Serving just shy of 8,000 students, John A. Logan College (JALC) might not be the largest school in the Illinois Community College System, but it certainly stands out as one of its leaders in energy management, going toe-to-toe with much bigger colleges and universities with larger budgets to spend on energy efficiency programs. "When we started getting serious about energy ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification - safety online

    The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, awareness and education for the prevention of percutaneous wounds is the ...


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