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Q: 3.4: Identify the legal responsibilities in relation to waste management.
A: Legal responsibilities in relation to waste management: ? All waste will be stored in appropriate designated, [ secure areas. ? Handling procedures will be identified at a local level to minimise manual handling incidents. ? Waste producers must ensure that all waste is disposed of correctly in accordance with this policy. ? Healthcare waste will be securely stored in approved lockable
containers in secure designated waste storage areas outside wards and departments and shall not be mixed with other waste. (It is an offence under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 to dispose of non clinical waste in the clinical waste stream.) ? Sharps must only be disposed of in the correct sharps boxes as identified in H.T.M. 07(01): Safe Management of Healthcare Waste. ? Healthcare or clinical waste will be segregated to ensure its correct and final disposal, using the national colour coded scheme as defined in H.T.M. 07 (01). ? All healthcare related waste and containers shall be labelled to show the hospital and ward, department or premise producing the waste. ? All healthcare related waste will be coded on waste transfer notes (WTN) or consignment notes according to the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) and the List of Wastes and copies retained for the minimum required period of 3 years for consignment notes and 2 years for waste transfer notes. ? Waste considered to be of a confidential nature will be handled, stored and sent for final disposal in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended 2008) such that confidential information is not disclosed to unauthorised persons and does not enter the public domain. The responsibility for safe disposal of confidential waste lies with departmental managers. ]
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User: 3.4: Identify the legal responsibilities in relation to waste management.

Weegy: Legal responsibilities in relation to waste management: ? All waste will be stored in appropriate designated, [ secure areas. ? Handling procedures will be identified at a local level to minimise manual handling incidents. ? Waste producers must ensure that all waste is disposed of correctly in accordance with this policy. ? Healthcare waste will be securely stored in approved lockable containers in secure designated waste storage areas outside wards and departments and shall not be mixed with other waste. (It is an offence under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 to dispose of non clinical waste in the clinical waste stream.) ? Sharps must only be disposed of in the correct sharps boxes as identified in H.T.M. 07(01): Safe Management of Healthcare Waste. ? Healthcare or clinical waste will be segregated to ensure its correct and final disposal, using the national colour coded scheme as defined in H.T.M. 07 (01). ? All healthcare related waste and containers shall be labelled to show the hospital and ward, department or premise producing the waste. ? All healthcare related waste will be coded on waste transfer notes (WTN) or consignment notes according to the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) and the List of Wastes and copies retained for the minimum required period of 3 years for consignment notes and 2 years for waste transfer notes. ? Waste considered to be of a confidential nature will be handled, stored and sent for final disposal in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended 2008) such that confidential information is not disclosed to unauthorised persons and does not enter the public domain. The responsibility for safe disposal of confidential waste lies with departmental managers. ]
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User: State how to reduce the risk of sharps injury

Weegy: These are items (or parts of items) of healthcare waste that could cause cuts or puncture wounds. [ These include needles, scalpels, blades, patient ends of infusion sets (HTM 07 01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste, DH 2010). They must be disposed of in colour coded sharps containers, which are to be collected when ? full. The coloured lid of a sharps container is defined by how the waste it contains will be treated and disposed of. Within CHO, the sharps bins that will be used by all inpatient and clinical areas will have a yellow base and a yellow lid. The only exception to this is when Cytotoxic/cytostatic drugs are administered and this waste is disposed of into a yellow bin with a purple lid. Yellow Lidded Sharps Bins These sharps bins are to be used for the disposal of blood glucose lancets, scalpels contaminated needles, venflon?s, cannula?s and items such as used ampoules, glass vials, and syringes that have been used or are contaminated with residues of Prescription Only Medicines (POM?s) and pre filled syringes no longer required/out of date. All such containers should be sealed when ? full, labelled correctly with date the container was first used, location, a signature of the person assembling/disposing of and the date closed. This waste is incinerated. Yellow bin and Purple Lidded Waste Bins (Cytotoxic/Cytostatic) These waste bins are to be used for the disposal of any medicines, sharps, syringes and giving sets used in the administration of cytotoxic or cytostatic medication. All such containers should be sealed when ? full, labelled correctly with date the container was first used, location, a signature of the person assembling/disposing of and the date closed. This waste is incinerated. ]
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