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Document ID (ISN)40768
CIS number 83-2052
ISSN - Serial title 0771-2782 - Promosafe
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jacquerye R.
Title Hospital waste
Original title Les dÚchets hospitaliers [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1983, Vol.10, No.67, p.18-23. 5 ref.
Abstract A model for the organisation of collection and treatment of hospital waste is presented, with emphasis on the provision of appropriate equipment, development of procedures and training and information of personnel. Aspects covered: applicable Belgian regulations; specific materials and hazards; complicating factors in the treatment of hospital wastes; classification and sources of different wastes; waste collection; worker information; choice and location of receptacles; double-bagging of highly infectious refuse; general principles of organisation; radioactive and toxic wastes. Different procedures are illustrated by means of flow charts. A set of slides was prepared which is available to teachers of waste-handling procedures.
Descriptors (primary) health engineering; hospitals; waste disposal
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; Belgium; infection control; safety and health training; disposal of radioactive waste; legislation; housekeeping
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Health care services