medical waste handling Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Medical and Hazardous Waste Management - case study

    Waste stream regulatory and policy analysis Nationwide The Summary Our years of environmental regulatory knowledge and solid waste management expertise provide an understanding of state vs. federal requirement in the handling and disposal of medical and other hazardous waste. The Client A leading ...


    By AlterEcho

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Taking a responsible approach to medical waste in Pakistan - Case Study

    The growing risk to public health. With the rapid growth in population across Pakistan it is becoming more of a challenge to safely and securely dispose of medical waste.  With the continuing risks to public health it is essential that waste is not only properly disposed of but also managed. With many healthcare facilities found to be operating without a suitable waste ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Reliable production support and fully automatic waste disposal - Case Study

    GWP Packaging is part of GWP Group Ltd, one of the leading and most versatile providers of packaging solutions in Great Britain. Customerspecific product and transport packaging made of corrugated cardboard is developed and produced in its sphere of business. Innovative thinking is the central factor behind the work of the packaging specialist from Cricklade, Wiltshire. The most recent ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • 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

  • Show Us Your Baler!

    Do you have a Harmony baler in use at your housing, commercial, or medical facility? WE WANT TO SEE IT!  TELL US YOUR STORY! As a third generation, family-owned business, we love to hear stories of how our products are helping customers with their waste handling and recycling needs!  We also value the importance of how our equipment helps to ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Baler initiated recycling program at Donson Machine - Case Study

    Donson found a cleaner and more economic way to dispose of their waste, when buying af baler for cardboard and plastic waste. Donson Machine purchased a Bramidan B30 W baler when they looked for a better solution for their waste disposal. The vertical baler provided them with a resolution that saves both time and money. Placed in Alsip outside Chicago, Donson Machine is a manufacturer of ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • 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 ...

  • Florida hospital complex goes green with recycling, biodegradable programs

    For Earth Day 2009, Rob Lester really had something special to celebrate. Just one year after launching a biodegradable project at Florida’s Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, some 1.5 million Styrofoam cups, bowls and plates and plastic utensils are no longer being sent to the landfill. That program has proven so successful that the 200-bed medical center and its ...

  • Detox Environmental Selects UNTHA-America Shredders

    Shampoos, toothpaste, paint, cough medicine--disposing of these items can be a messy job, but for Detox Environmental of Bowmanville, Ontario, it’s all in a day’s work. Detox Environmental is a waste management firm specializing in hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal, recycling, industrial services, emergency response, and chemical waste transportation. To aid them in ...

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

    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

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