Guidance Published On Managing Healthcare Waste In The Home

healthcare-wasteNew guidance has been published on the management of healthcare waste in the community. 

The new guidance focuses on the key issues associated with management of waste by individuals or carers in the home environment and aims to provide straightforward advice that will support consistent waste management practice and improve safety.

Published by CIWM’s Healthcare Waste special interest group (SIG) the guidance is unique as it’s aimed at a non-technical audience.

The purpose of the SIG is to act as a forum for information exchange relating to healthcare waste (treatment, disposal, collection and prevention etc) from domestic, commercial and industrial sectors within the UK.

Steve Lee Chief Executive for CIWM commented: “CIWM’s Healthcare Waste Group have produced a ‘plain speak’ guide for people being treated in their own homes.

“It provides straightforward advice which will support consistent waste management practice and improve safety”

“The group has a track record in high quality technical guidance. But this latest guide treads new ground – aimed at a non-technical audience; the very people being treated. Good communications are worth their weight in gold and the group has recognised – and plugged – this gap.”

Wendy Rayner Chair of the Group, said: “On behalf of the CIWM I am pleased to announce the publication of the latest guidance on the management of healthcare waste in the community.  The new guidance focuses on the key issues associated with management of waste by individuals or carers in the home environment.

“It provides straightforward advice which will support consistent waste management practice and improve safety.  This guidance is being made available free of charge on the CIWM website and is formatted to allow community care and healthcare providers to print and give to their clients.”

For the full guidance CLICK HERE

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