infectious hospital waste Articles

  • Infectious Hospital Waste Sterilization by the Rimm Microwave Process : Microbiological Results

    In this paper, preliminary tests are presented to validate the sterilisation capabilities of a new compact apparatus for the sterilisation of medical waste, called MWS ECOPROTECTORTM. The MWS process is constituted of two essential steps: waste shredding and microwave heating in a pressure vessel with a particularly efficient technology called RIMMä ä. Upon shredding, the waste is wetted with a ...


  • 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

  • Medical waste management in private hospitals in Kuwait

    Hospitals generate and reject material regularly, and improper management of these wastes leads to public health hazards and environmental pollution. The survey presented in this article was carried out in two major private hospitals, namely, Al-Hadi and Al-Salam Hospitals, to determine quantities of different kinds of waste produced, segregated, collected, stored, transported and disposed off. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Management of healthcare waste in national teaching and referral hospitals in Kenya

    Healthcare waste management in health facilities should include quantification of all categories to support minimisation strategies. The hazardous healthcare waste categories under study, infectious, pathological, sharps and chemical waste were weighed in the two teaching and referral institutions, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Moi Teaching Hospital (MTRH) during the wet and dry season. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomedical Waste Generation in Puducherry Government General Hospital and Its Management Implications

    In India, not much attention has been paid to the management of biomedical waste (BMW). The present paper describes the collection and disposal of BMW in the Government General Hospital (GH) of Puducherry, India. The authors document (a) the lack of segregation between infectious and noninfectious BMW as well as a failure to implement the prescribed rules for proper management of BMW; (b) ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Biomedical Waste in Indian Context

    Hospitals generate waste which is chemically hazardous, infectious and often radioactive. Such waste because of inappropriate disposal/treatment strategies contributes to serious health hazards in the community. The main concern of infectious hospital waste is the transmission of HIV and infectious hepatitis viruses. As regulatory measures, the Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi has issued ...


  • All Waste is not created equal

    If you live in a house, apartment or similar abode, you produce waste. Right? You probably can't go a week without producing waste. All kinds of waste. Call it trash if you want. It's still waste. And if you don't live where recycling is mandatory or there is no outlet for your voluntary environmental tendencies, everything goes into the trash - bottles, cans, cardboard, plastics, bottle caps, ...


  • Healthcare Waste Diversion from Landfills & Total Destruction

    Our Health Matters.  The spread of disease is now an epidemic.  Healthcare Waste (hospital, funeral homes, labs, car homes, patient's waste in homes) disposal  59% is going to landfills contains potentially infectious waste.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTtdyQVdLs  Biomedical waste managed under Regulations accounts for only 7% of the waste ...

  • Medical Waste and it’s potential hazards

    A review of medical waste management systems was performed to understand (a) the various handling  and disposal procedures in different countries, ( b) the knowledge and awareness of individuals involved  in medical waste generation, handling and disposal, and (c) the potential impacts of the waste stream on  both human health and the natural environment. The purpose of the study ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • An overview of approaches towards improving in-house Medical Waste Management in Bangladesh: a pilot research

    BRAC Bangladesh undertook a pilot project on improving in-house Medical Waste Management (MWM). The project was designed to build awareness among hospital staff and initiate action programs to streamline the existing waste management systems. Project steps were baseline survey, manual development, training, implementation and follow up, and finalisation of the manual. The project was implemented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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. ...


  • Incinerator ops do slow burn over proposed EPA guidelines

    Hospitals and health care facilities are keeping a wary eye on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, awaiting the latest word on the agency’s efforts to regulate the incineration of medical wastes. Under the pending guidelines, some predict that many of the nation’s remaining 57 medical waste incinerators will be unable to meet the costs or the technological challenges of retrofitting their ...

  • 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

  • The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you

    What’s the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries? A.  malnutrition and undernutrition B.  tuberculosis, malaria & HIV/AIDS C.  pollution If you guessed “C,” you got it. Exposures to polluted soil, water and air (both household and ambient) killed 8.4 million people in these countries in 2012. Another statistic worth ...


    By Ensia

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