The correct management of clinical waste is vital for any business that produces hazardous waste due to the strict legislation in place to prevent harm being caused to the environment and human health.
Clinical waste is defined by the Controlled Waste Regulations 2012 as:
- (a) any waste which consists wholly or partly of human or animal tissue, blood or other body fluids, excretions, drugs or other pharmaceutical products, swabs or dressings, or syringes, needles or other sharp instruments, being waste which unless rendered safe may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it; and
- (b) any other waste arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation, treatment, care, teaching or research, or the collection of blood for transfusion, being waste which may cause infection to any person coming into contact with it;
All clinical waste should be segregated and stored correctly, this ensures that sensitive waste is disposed of and managed with care and in accordance to this legislation while reducing risks to humans and the environment. Norwich washroom services can provide clinical waste collection service to any business that produces this type of waste.
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