Waste Management in Healthcare: Tips for Managing Your Waste Streams
Dr. Marchesani has created, implemented, and managed many EHS business plans. He is aware of the benefit of having a plan in place and shall share this information with you in a very informative presentation.
Dr. Marchesani’s Ph.D. is in EHS management. In his career, Dr. Marchesani has developed many innovative tools for the successful management of EHS. The changing of the EHS function from a reactive to a proactive function is just one of the EHS management tools he has developed. Dr. Marchesani has published several papers, has 5 copyrights, and recently published a book titled, “The Fundamentals of Crisis Management.” You will learn from and enjoy this webinar.
A perfect chemical reaction generates water and carbon dioxide. The water is drinkable in the carbon dioxide is taken up by plants as part of photosynthesis. Since a perfect chemical reaction is almost impossible waste is generated. Waste comes in the form of air, water, and solid and hazardous waste pollution. There are subsets of all this waste for example; medical waste and radioactive waste. Hazardous waste has a risk that can impact humans and fish among other living creatures. This webinar focuses on the waste's potential health impacts and steps that may be taken to reduce risk and the health impacts from these waste streams.
- What is a waste and what are the sources of waste
- Waste generation, treatment, storage, transport, and disposal
- Risks from the household, community, and industrial waste
- Risks from waste there is edification, source, reduction, and management
- Exposure to waste and how it impacts health
- Items not normally considered waste
- Medical and radioactive waste
Course Level - Basic and Intermediate
Who Should Attend
Health, safety, and environmental Staff including Managers.
Why Should You Attend
You should attend this webinar to learn and become aware of the risks associated with waste generation, treatment, storage, transport, and disposal, and their potential health impacts. In addition, you should attend to learn how to minimize these impacts.
The key objectives for this webinar that should encourage you to attend include:
- How do I identify waste streams and their risks?
- Learn and understand the potential health impacts of waste streams
- Learn and understand how waste streams interact
- Get an understanding of waste streams and the product lifecycle
- Learn that hazard is not a risk and risk is not a hazard and how they interact to result in a health impact
- Medical and radioactive waste and their risks to health
Evidence of adverse health effects related to landfills and incinerators, although not conclusive, asked to other environmental concerns and directing waste management strategic choices towards a reduction of waste production, reuse, and recycling schemes.
In many cases the public has expressed concerns that should be addressed and the information provided where necessary and appropriate:
- Provide information one technological standards I’m process characteristics and environmental mitigation strategies (resources should also be concentrated on establishing a real level of risk associated with sites, including improved understanding of exposure pathways, before considering site-specific epidemiological research)
- Provide information on environmental monitoring
- Developing monitoring programs were applicable
- Enhance communication and participatory activities to promote community autonomy and build consciousness
Waste and its possible effect on vegetation and fish among other life forms have long been considered as having potential risks from waste. The federal, state and local governments Have passed laws in an attempt to reduce risks from various waste streams and how to mitigate such risks. Air pollution, water pollution, and solid and hazardous waste pollution are always streams that have a potential health risk to those in close proximity.
This webinar will also discuss what is waste? why it is a waste and is there a possibility that it at some point will no longer be a waste. Waste streams, all types can impact health. Steps to reduce the potential health risk of the waste will be addressed.