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Document ID (ISN)66662
CIS number 96-1102
ISBN(s) 0-948237-18-X
Year 1993
Convention or series no. HHSC Handbook No.13
Author(s) Collins C.H., Kennedy D.A.
Title The treatment and disposal of clinical waste
Bibliographic information 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.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; laboratories; biological hazards; microorganisms; hospitals; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; transport of materials; storage; incinerators; safety guides; legislation; classification; glossary; information of personnel; hazard identification
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Health care services
Biological hazards