healthcare waste handling Articles

  • Rapid assessment of occupational health and safety measures for personnel handling healthcare waste in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

    Proper healthcare waste (HCW) management practices and precautions are crucial to avoid occupational and environmental health problems amongst healthcare workers. This study aims to assess the occupational health and safety of healthcare workers involved in medical waste handling in two hospitals in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. This study was cross–sectional in design, and a simple random sampling ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of medical wastes management protocols in Jordanian healthcare institutions

    Successful and effective medical waste management strategy requires adopting clear and distinct protocols that will guarantee the appropriate and correct execution of this strategy. This study presents the results of a survey that has been conducted among the nursing staff working in different Jordanian hospitals in the northern, middle and southern parts of Jordan. The survey contained questions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification

    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 ...

  • Cementatious Considerations for Medical Waste Solidification

    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, ...


  • Reprocessing Medical Equipment Reduces Waste, Cut Costs

    Hospitals facing the double whammy of trying to contain costs and be environmentally friendly are finding that reprocessing single-use medical devices can accomplish both goals. Not only are the hospitals substantially reducing the amount of medical waste they are disposing of, they are saving about half the cost of replacing single-use devices (SUDs) with new items. Those annual savings come to ...

  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification - infection control

    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 ...


  • Report: Biomedical waste management practices at Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow, India

    Biomedical waste has become a serious health hazard in many countries, including India. Careless and indiscriminate disposal of this waste by healthcare establishments and research institutions can contribute to the spread of serious diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS (HIV) among those who handle it and also among the general public. The present study pertains to the biomedical waste management ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • An assessment of medical waste management in health institutions in Yenagoa, South-South, Nigeria

    This study focuses on waste management practices of health institutions in Yenegoa, Nigeria, where rapid urbanisation, poor infrastructure and risk awareness has created a major waste management challenge. Sixty percent of health institutions in the city were studied and it was revealed that standard practice is not followed in the handling and management of biomedical wastes. About 2,000,000 kg ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A preliminary study of medical waste management in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria

    Solid waste management (SWM) is a major problem in most developing countries of the world due to its ever growing and endless generation coupled with poor management. In the same vein, medical waste management (MWM) is yet to receive sufficient attention in the overall solid waste management and often times neglected. Though medical waste constitutes a small fraction of the municipal solid waste ...


    By University of Tehran

  • From trash to triage: Surplus saves lives

    The sheer volume of medical surplus that can collect in a healthcare facility’s basement or storage space can be jaw-dropping. Storage space in most healthcare facilities is very limited. In these premium spaces, the accumulation of surplus medical supplies can easily grow out-of-hand. Thousands of useless IV poles, rendered obsolete by a new pump design, can choke walkways. Storage spaces can ...

  • Beyond the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

    Are you considering the full range of applicable OSHA Standards for your healthcare facility? Healthcare facilities are a highly regulated industry and many hospitals and ambulatory care settings work hard to reach and maintain appropriate accreditation goals. Much focus is placed on patient safety and the myriad of other quality measures healthcare facilities are required to meet. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Out of the water, out of harms way

    Across the nation scientists are detecting low concentrations of pharmaceuticals in lakes, streams, drinking water sources and in soils irrigated with reclaimed water, according to the United State Geological Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Over 80% of waterways tested in the US show traces of common medications such as acetaminophen, hormones, blood pressure medicine, ...

  • Infectious Diseases and Ozone

    OZONE kills all known Virus & Pathogens.There is a lack of information on the proper handling and disposal of the medical waste associated with diseases like Ebola, which is a level 4 bio-hazard. The quantity of medical and biohazard waste that is generated during a outbreak in a hospital can increase five fold and during the treatment of Ebola patients and other highly contagious diseases, ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Case study - How Baxter significantly reduced costs with a new SDS authoring solution

    Baxter International Inc. is a global healthcare company that, through its subsidiaries, assists health-care professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions. In total, the company has 250 global facilities and is represented in more than 110 countries around the world, employing more than 48,000 team members. Baxter produces approximately 200 biopharmaceuticals, most ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • 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’ ...


  • Using Steam Cleaner Machines for Cleaning Hard Surfaces

    An efficient steam cleaner can handle the toughest grime and dirt and is one of the best cleaning machines available for hard surface cleaning. The cleaning power comes mainly from the output temperature of the machine, which can reach up to 386°F. There are a number of models incorporating the latest technologies available on the market. However, it is important to use machines which can ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • What to do about the antidepressants, antibiotics and other drugs in our water

    As pharmaceuticals taint rivers and lakes, scientists search for solutions. There’s no way around it, the headlines are disturbing. And they come, not from tabloids or click-bait blogs, but from papers published in scientific journals. They describe fish and birds responding with altered behavior and reproductive systems to antidepressants, diabetes medication, and other ...


    By Ensia

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