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Healthcare Waste: Collection, Storage and Disposal

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15% of healthcare waste is classified as hazardous. In order to minimise the risk of harm from hazardous healthcare waste, it is crucial to have policies and procedures in place to ensure waste is handled, stored, packaged, labelled and transported correctly.

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15% of healthcare waste is classified as hazardous. In order to minimise the risk of harm from hazardous healthcare waste, it is crucial to have policies and procedures in place to ensure waste is handled, stored, packaged, labelled and transported correctly.

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Pam Ruocco
17 Dec 2021
Good to know how waste disposal is conducted as I use syringes in my role as a vaccinator
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05 Apr 2021
It was a great refresher.
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Kim Robinson
26 Jun 2021
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Robyn JONES
31 Mar 2021
Short and succinct, capturing all relevant information
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Graeme Butler
04 Apr 2021
Informative & relevant in a health care environment
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Jainy Dankha
27 Apr 2022
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Carolyn Schultz
24 Jul 2020
Covered key aspects of waste management which is appropriate to my workplace.
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Sarah White
22 Jul 2020
Good reading, very informative
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