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2. Purpose and scope of the guidelines
3. General definition of biomedical and health-care waste
3.2 Biomedical and health-care waste
3.3 Hazardous health-care waste
3.4 Infectious health-care waste
3.5 Biological health-care waste
4. Hazards of biomedical and health-care waste
4.1 Types of hazards
4.3 Hazards from infectious waste
4.4 Hazards from sharps
4.5 Hazards from chemical and pharmaceutical waste
4.6 Hazards from cytotoxic waste
4.7 Hazards from radioactive waste
5. Field of application/source identification
6. Waste identification and classification; waste groups
7. Applicable state-of-the-art management, treatment and disposal technologies
7.1 Avoidance/prevention
7.1.2 Kitchen and canteen waste
7.1.3 Laboratory waste and chemical residues
7.3 In-house transport and storage
7.4 Special requirements for packaging and labelling for off-site transport
7.4.1 Packaging requirements
7.5 Recycling/recovery
7.6 Disposal operation/technologies, accreditation and environmental impacts
7.6.1 Methods of treatment or disposal Steam sterilization Dry heat sterilization Chemical disinfection/sterilization Other treatment/disposal methods Incineration Landfill
7.7 Responsibility (including emergency response and contingency plan)
7.7.1 Assignment of responsibilities Duties of the head of the hospital Duties of the waste management officer (WMO)
7.7.2 Emergency response Dealing with spills Response to injuries Reporting accidents and incidents
8. Waste management auditing
9. Capacity-building
9.1 Education and training of personnel of health-care establishments
9.1.1 Responsibility for training
9.1.2 The training package
9.1.3 Selection of participants
9.1.4 Training recommendations Training recommendations for personnel providing health-care Training recommendations for waste-handling staff Training of health-care waste management operators Training for members of staff who transport waste Training of incinerator operators Training of operators of specially engineered landfill sites
Examples of specific waste reduction, reuse and recycling activities
Validation of waste disinfecting processes (April 1993)
I. Purpose and scope of the technical guidelines
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UN Tech Guidelines

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