safety

Discarded sharps

There are several legal and paralegal firms in the UK now getting wise to the high rate of sharps injury to healthcare professionals and others. They offer low-cost or no-win […]

I am astonished to find an [apparently] UK website offering balers for the compaction of clinical wastes! http://www.ukwastesolutions.info/ offer balers for clinical wastes from dentists, chiropadists [sic], veterinary surgeries, medical centres and […]

Bold statements from Honolulu that medical waste washed out of a defective coastal landfill site to contaminate the ocean, now washing up on shore, presents no risk of infection. Last […]

Sharps Compliance Corphas launched an essay contest for students in healthcare and related studies. Winners will be awarded a first ($1,500), second ($1,000) or third ($500) prize scholarship for the […]

We have previously reported in the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum the case of a woman charged for throwing away a used hypodermic needle at a fast-food restaurant in Wollongong, New South Wales, which […]

Mailman

The Clinical Waste Discussion Forum has published previous posts – these can be found in the Forum Archives – discussing the benefits of disposal by post. Last updated: Sunday, June […]

The Telegraph today has a round-up of the responses of various Local Authorities to domestic collections while the bad weather continues, or perhaps after the bad weather has eased considerably […]

“Civil Defense put into effect the emergency evacuation plan of a Jeddah hospital when a fire tore through its nearby medical waste warehouse early Sunday morning, authorities said. Last updated: […]

We have been consistently critical of the poor response by Local Authorities to managing drug litter and of clinical wastes from the community. So, for a change, some good news!  Last […]

Norovirus

Since the beginning of November 2010, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded 43 outbreaks of norovirus infection in hospitals. Of these, 39 have led to ward closures. Last updated: Thursday, […]

I have recently proposed, via the CIWM Health & Safety Special Interest Group (SIG), production of a series of leaflets to cover a range of key risks and approaches to injury […]