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Hospital Waste Management An International Viewpoint

Hospital Waste Management An International Viewpoint Management of waste from hospitals, other health care facilitiesand healthrelated research laboratories, whilst not a new issue, hasgained increased attention in recent years. Unfortunately, themanagement procedures and practices in many European facilities, not tomention those in other, lessdeveloped, parts of the world, leave a lotto be desired. Having recognized the need for improvement already in thelate 1970s, particularly with respect to the hazardous component of thewaste, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe hasconvened a special working group of experts to prepare a short manual ofgood practice, conducted training courses at the request of nationalhealth authorities, supported and cosponsored conferences and, incooperation with other organizations concerned, is planning to prepareand publish a handbook for worldwide use. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Management and Health Emerald Publishing

Hospital Waste Management An International Viewpoint

Environmental Management and Health , Volume 3 (3): 3 – Mar 1, 1992

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0956-6163
DOI
10.1108/09566169210013911
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Abstract

Management of waste from hospitals, other health care facilitiesand healthrelated research laboratories, whilst not a new issue, hasgained increased attention in recent years. Unfortunately, themanagement procedures and practices in many European facilities, not tomention those in other, lessdeveloped, parts of the world, leave a lotto be desired. Having recognized the need for improvement already in thelate 1970s, particularly with respect to the hazardous component of thewaste, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe hasconvened a special working group of experts to prepare a short manual ofgood practice, conducted training courses at the request of nationalhealth authorities, supported and cosponsored conferences and, incooperation with other organizations concerned, is planning to prepareand publish a handbook for worldwide use.

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Environmental Management and HealthEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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