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Chapter 15.8 : Management of Infectious Waste

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For effective and efficient management of infectious wastes, a comprehensive waste management plan is essential in order to ensure the safety of the employees handling the waste, compliance with the various regulatory requirements ( ), meeting the standards of the JCAHO ( ) and the guidelines of other professional groups such as the NCCLS ( ), and implementation of cost-effective strategies for wasste disposal. In developing a comprehensive plan for infectious-waste management, consider the following factors because of the constraints that they impose.

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Management of Infectious Waste, p 732-739. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch15.8
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