The quantities, variety and complexity of hazardous  materials is increasing significantly  due  to  the increase in deman...
Waste generated by <br /> Laboratories<br />Health-care<br />Industrial<br />Research<br />Scientific<br />
Recently more attention is focussed on <br />Safety Climate<br />Attitude     (inner thoughts and feelings)<br />Behavior ...
Psychological Components <br />Attitudes are linked to people’s behavior.  If a person holds a positive attitude to the ca...
Hazardous waste.<br />Non - Hazardous waste.<br />
WHO health care waste category<br />Infectious waste (contain pathogens, eg laboratory cultures )<br />Pathological waste ...
The sampling units were human beings and the main methods of collecting information: <br />Questionnaireadministered in pe...
Hazardous Waste Management<br />  is a process to help ensure proper hygiene and safety of Lab.workers and communities.<br...
Workers perception<br />
Minimize the risk<br />Training, continuing education . <br />The selection of safe and environment-friendly waste in orde...
MSDS<br />
Contractor Workers<br />
Staff knowledge on existing waste policy<br />
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  2. 2. The quantities, variety and complexity of hazardous materials is increasing significantly due to the increase in demand for more laboratory testing, and developing new materials for better accurate results. <br />
  3. 3. Waste generated by <br /> Laboratories<br />Health-care<br />Industrial<br />Research<br />Scientific<br />
  4. 4. Recently more attention is focussed on <br />Safety Climate<br />Attitude (inner thoughts and feelings)<br />Behavior (outward expression of attitude)<br />!<br />
  5. 5. Psychological Components <br />Attitudes are linked to people’s behavior. If a person holds a positive attitude to the care of the environment and the protection of health and safety in the workplace then they are more likely to be conscientious about waste disposal (Pruss et al., 1999).<br />
  6. 6. Hazardous waste.<br />Non - Hazardous waste.<br />
  7. 7. WHO health care waste category<br />Infectious waste (contain pathogens, eg laboratory cultures )<br />Pathological waste (body parts, blood and other body fluids )<br />Sharps(needles, infusion sets, scalpels, knives )<br />Genotoxic waste(waste containing cytostatic drugs often used in cancer therapy )<br />Chemical waste (laboratory reagents, film developer )<br />Pressurized containers (gas cartridges, aerosol cans )<br />Radioactive waste (contaminated glassware, packages )<br />Wastes with high content of heavy metals (Batteries, broken thermometers )<br />Pharmaceutical waste (expired vaccines )<br />9<br />
  8. 8. The sampling units were human beings and the main methods of collecting information: <br />Questionnaireadministered in person and face-to-face interviewing. <br />Visit to relevant offices for distribution and follow up of questionnaires .<br />Telephone surveys .<br />Direct observation .<br />
  9. 9. Hazardous Waste Management<br /> is a process to help ensure proper hygiene and safety of Lab.workers and communities.<br /> It includes planning and procurement, construction, staff trainingand behavior, properuse of tools, proper treatment including disposal methods inside and outside the facility, and evaluation.<br />
  10. 10. Workers perception<br />
  11. 11. Minimize the risk<br />Training, continuing education . <br />The selection of safe and environment-friendly waste in order to substitute hazardous materials and substances with non-hazardous.<br />Encourage studies on different aspects of medical waste. <br />
  12. 12. MSDS<br />
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  14. 14. Contractor Workers<br />
  15. 15. Staff knowledge on existing waste policy<br />

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