Cementatious Considerations for Medical Waste Solidification
The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, awareness and education for the prevention of percutaneous wounds is the highest priority.
Fluid Waste Management and Disposal Practices
Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care workers potential to become infected.
Medical Waste Solidification:
Cementatious Considerations - Infection Control Today, May 2001
Cementatious Considerations For Medical Waste Solidification - Safety Online, 2001
Cementatious Considerations for Medical Waste Solidification - Environmental-Expert.com, 2004
Medical Waste Management - Quarterly Journel, May 2005
Fluid Waste Management Disposal and Practices:
Cleaning and Maintenance Management - March 2002
Fluid Waste Management and Disposal Practices - Industrial Hygiene News
Fluid Waste Management and Disposal Practices - Environmental-expert.com
Mercury Spill Control Procedures:
MERCURY SPILL CONTROL PROCEDURES - Industrial Hygiene News
Mercury Spill Control Procedures - Medical Waste Management
Cleaning & Maintenance Management - August 2002
Mercury Spill Control Procedures - Environmental-experts.com
Mercury Spill Control 101 - Environmental Protection, March 2008
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