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Document ID (ISN)110538
CIS number 10-0100
Year 2010
Convention or series no. NTP 838
Author(s) Canalejas Pérez P., Gadea Carrera E., Solórzano Fabrega M.
Title Medical waste management
Original title Gestión de residuos sanitarios [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2010. 6p.
Internet access http://www.insht.es/InshtWeb/Contenidos/Documentacion/FichasTecnicas/NTP/Ficheros/821a921/838%20web.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This information note on medical waste management in medical and veterinarian services aims at ensuring public health and protecting workers handling this kind of waste at the site of production as well as outside. It describes the different types of waste and their disposal according to the hazard they present (with household garbage or as special waste). European and Spanish legislation, as well as the specific legislation of the regional authorities in this field is also listed.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; waste disposal; health services; veterinary services; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; harmful substances; responsibilities; legal aspects; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Environmental pollution