The management of waste from health, social and personal care – RCN – 17 April 2014
“Supporting health care workers to classify waste appropriately can bring benefits to health organisations as well as the environment, according to new waste management guidance issued by the RCN.
Reflecting legislative changes and current forms of best practice, the guidance calls for a greater focus on the waste hierarchy and for more distinction to be made between different waste types.
The RCN is highlighting the need to risk assess all waste rather than simply labelling it infectious. It also argues for strengthening staff training on waste management and suggests that all organisations should consider appointing a dedicated waste manager.”
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