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Legal regulation of the management of waste / Richard Griffith

British Journal of Nursing, Volume: 24, Issue: 15, Pages: 796 - 797

Swansea University Author: Richard Griffith

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DOI (Published version): 10.12968/bjon.2015.24.15.796

Abstract

Healthcare providers such as hospitals and clinics have a duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and its regulations to ensure that the waste they produce does not cause pollution or present a hazard to health. Nurses are well placed to ensure that the trust they work for discharge...

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Published in: British Journal of Nursing
Published: 2015
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa25026
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Abstract: Healthcare providers such as hospitals and clinics have a duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and its regulations to ensure that the waste they produce does not cause pollution or present a hazard to health. Nurses are well placed to ensure that the trust they work for discharge that duty. In this article, Richard Griffith outlines the legislation regulating the safe management and disposal of waste and considers how the law applies to nurses.
Keywords: Controlled waste; Duty of care; Hazardous waste; Safe management and disposal; Sharps
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 15
Start Page: 796
End Page: 797