|Document ID (ISN)||66662|
|Convention or series no.
||HHSC Handbook No.13
||Collins C.H., Kennedy D.A.
||The treatment and disposal of clinical waste
||H and H Scientific Consultants Ltd, P.O. Box MT27, Leeds LS17 8QP, United Kingdom, 1993. ix, 114p. Illus. 179 réf. Index. Price: GBP 22.00.
||Contents of this handbook: clinical waste as a public health concern; perceived and actual hazards (microbial content of clinical waste, the potential for infection, the problem of sharps, release of dioxins and furans); definitions and classification of clinical waste; segregation, collection, storage and transport; waste minimization; final disposal of clinical waste (incineration, landfill, steam sterilization, novel methods); clinical laboratory waste; supervision, education and training. In appendices: United Kingdom legislation; European Community Directives.
||disposal of harmful waste; laboratories; biological hazards; microorganisms; hospitals; United Kingdom
||infectious diseases; transport of materials; storage; incinerators; safety guides; legislation; classification; glossary; information of personnel; hazard identification
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Health care services