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Following up on a recent “expose” in which hospital porters were said to be handling clinical wastes without gloves – or were they – is another and more detailed report, […]

Alcohol hand sanitizer is now ubiquitous. It is used right across the healthcare arena, and in the waste sector though its efficacy on dirty hands is severely limited. Since its […]

A new video created by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust deals with the impact of sharps injuries on the mental and occupational health of healthcare workers. This should […]

A mixed bag of information and links provided by the US National Waste & Recycling Association, including a really good graphic outlining the waste collection and disposal process. As good […]

A new and updated version of the PHE publication Eye of the Needle: United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers is published this month. Available for […]

A couple of years ago, an increasing number of community nurses got a bee in their collective bonnet about the carriage of clinical wastes in their NHS-funded cars. The issue […]

All credit to those involved in the delivery of healthcare waste training in Lahore. Addressing a two-day training workshop on hospital waste management for health managers, nurses and sanitary inspectors […]

Teach, learn, improve, comply

There are several teaching aids and guides applicable to the management of healthcare wastes, mostly focussed on source segregation. Beyond posters and labels, these training aids are actually few and far […]

Disneyworld Orlando attracts millions of visitors from the US and elsewhere. With other Disneyworld outlets it is a major global brand and must accept that some of its visitors will […]

Clinical wastes and indeed just about all other waste streams are managed poorly right across the Indian sub-continent. A good friend living and working in Goa tells tales of almost […]

Alongside the revelation of radioactive wastes of hospital origin having been deposited in N Ireland landfill, and the many incidents and irregularities in clinical waste disposal South of the border, […]