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ID (ISN) del documento59755
Número CIS 93-673
ISSN - Título de la serie 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Año 1992
Número de serie
Autor(es) Emery R., Sprau D., Lao Y.J., Pryor W.
Título Release of bacterial aerosols during infectious waste compaction - An initial hazard evaluation for healthcare workers
Información bibliográfica May 1992, Vol.53, No.5, p.339-345. Illus. 10 ref.
Resumen Compaction of infectious waste is not currently used in healthcare institutions and biomedical research laboratories because the process may lead to the release of infectious aerosols. To determine whether bacterial releases can be adequately controlled by a compaction device specially designed for the task, a prototype infectious waste compactor was challenged by compressing waste containing known quantities of indicator bacteria. Samples were collected to monitor bacterial releases and surface contamination. The data collected from this initial evaluation show that indicator bacteria were released from the unit. Modifications to the design and operation of this type of compactor are proposed as suggestions that may improve system performance relating to the health and safety of workers. A critical review of the experimental procedures used in the study is also included.
Descriptores (primarios) eliminación de desechos peligrosos; toxinas bacterianas; eliminación de desechos; prensas para compactar; aerosoles
Descriptores (secundarios) laboratorios; descripción del material; determinación experimental; diseno del material; hospitales
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Polvos, aerosoles
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Waste collection and disposal