Continuous meticulous training of all staff about the correct ways of handling and disposal of BM waste and a policy for not allowing any new staff to handle the waste without proper initial training.8.
Category-wise segregation of waste at the point of generation and collection of waste in the waste bags/containers of the prescribed color, by the staff generating the waste.9.
First of all, it should be said that solid waste may represent a serious threat to human health and environment.
It is not a secret that nowadays practically all industries tend to produce products that could be recycled or processed with minimal harm to the environment.
What is more, this problem is considered to be less important than the problem of proper disposal of other types of waste, such as radioactive.
However, the danger and potential threat of solid waste often remains underestimated.They may, however, be an acceptable option for waste disposal at the centralized disposal facilities located outside the inhabited areas.Biomedical waste if not managed safely can become a very serious hazard to the health of patients, staff and public in and around the hospital.The waste bags should be labeled/tagged appropriately such as:i. There should be a laid down procedure for efficient operation of the effluent treatment plant as required by the law.24.Periodic inspection and maintenance program for the equipment used such as needle destroyers, shredder, and autoclave/hydroclave/incinerator being used, to ensure efficient functioning.25.Availability of license for generation, management and handling of biomedical waste with a mechanism for timely renewal.2.Availability of a Waste Management Manual in accordance with the rules and regulations and including SOPs on all aspects and activities related to management of all types of waste.3.Biomedical waste is defined as any waste generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or in research activities pertaining thereto or in the production/testing of biological substances.Infectious waste (called clinical waste in European countries) means that portion of the waste, which could transmit an infectious disease (microbiological waste, sharps).Observance of all personal protection measures including the use of personal protection equipment while handling the biomedical waste.16.A procedure for safe and secure storage (from animals/insects) in sealed bags, of human anatomical parts, placenta, etc. Category wise storage of waste at the on-site-storage.18.