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Document ID (ISN)103837
CIS number 05-231
ISBN(s) 2-7389-1200-1
Year 2004
Convention or series no. INRS ED 918
Author(s) David C.
Title Infectious wastes - Disposal of health care sector and similar wastes involving infection hazards
Original title DÚchets infectieux - Elimination des DASRI et assimilÚs [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, June 2004. 50p. Illus. 24 ref. Price: EUR 7.30. Downloadable version free.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/6D055E66DC875133C1256ECB004F42FD/$FILE/ed918.pdf [in French]
Abstract Many occupational groups are involved with the management of infectious wastes. This guide presents the various regulations concerning the disposal of infectious health care waste and body parts. It describes the sectors of activity that are involved, measures concerning the packing, storage, transport, pre-treatment, incineration or cremation and traceability of the waste, as well as the training and information of persons at risk of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; biological hazards; hospitals; France
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; animals; labelling; storage; safety guides; road transport; responsibilities; safety and health training; information of personnel; incinerators
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Waste collection and disposal
Health care services