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Document ID (ISN)78458
CIS number 02-705
ISSN - Serial title 0301-4746 - Industrial Safety Chronicle
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Acharya D.B., Singh M.
Title Occupational safety and health issues of biomedical waste treatment systems
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1998, Vol.XXIX, No.3, p.71-74.
Abstract This article presents a brief overview of occupational safety and health issues facing workers in biomedical waste treatment systems. Some systems such as incinerators and autoclaves have been used to treat biomedical waste for many years, while others are relatively new and unfamiliar to persons responsible for occupational health. Contents: overview; blood-borne pathogens; hazard communication; air contaminants; heat and fire hazards; eye injury hazards; noise; lock-out and tag-out during maintenance and repair on equipment that poses electrocution or mechanical injury hazards; confined spaces; hand protection; foot protection; physical exertion.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; risk factors; biological hazards; pathogenic bacteria
Descriptors (secondary) noise; electricity; fire hazards; physical workload; confined spaces; work in confined spaces; mechanical hazards; incinerators; prevention of access; personal protective equipment; hospitals; hazard identification; autoclaves
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Biological hazards