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Document ID (ISN)59681
CIS number 93-624
ISBN(s) 0-11-886355-X
Year 1992
Convention or series no. HSE C75
Author(s)
Health Services Advisory Committee
Title Safe disposal of clinical waste
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. iv, 20p. 27 ref. Price: GBP 4.50.
Abstract This guidance is intended to enable employers to develop appropriate policies for the handling and disposing of clinical waste. Contents: categories of clinical waste for local risk assessments; health, safety and environmental legislation; development of a clinical waste policy; general principles for safe disposal of clinical waste (means of segregation, waste containers, storage, transport, handling, training, personal protection, accidents and incidents, spillages); areas or activities needing special consideration; final disposal.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; hospitals; health services; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) transport of materials; storage; personal protective equipment; veterinary services; safety and health training; replaced; data sheet; role of management; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Health care services