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! 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]