Biohazard Waste and its Effects on the Environment
As healthcare workers start their shifts, one daily concern on their mind is biohazard waste disposal. They must always adhere to specific protocols in order to keep any contaminants from themselves, colleagues and patients. Although this concern is an immediate type, there is more to biohazard waste than just human interaction. In fact, this waste has a direct impact on the environment if it’s mishandled.
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With viruses and bacteria mutating at an alarming rate, it’s more important than ever for healthcare workers to be diligent about biohazard waste disposal. Even exposure to something as simple as saliva could have dangerous implications, such as the recent Ebola scares across the nation. Every staff member should be aware of the importance of hospital waste management and its effects on the community. Continue reading “Is Your Staff Aware of the Importance of Hospital Waste Management?”