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Biohazardous Waste: Risk Assessment, Policy and Management

By: Wayne L Turnberg

422 pages, Illus, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #95764 | ISBN: 0471594210
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About this book

The advent of the AIDS epidemic in conjunction with the wash-ups of medical waste along beaches in the United States has elevated the issue of biohazardous medical waste management to one of greater concern in our society. This book addresses the issues and concerns relating to risk assessment, policy, and management of the hazardous biomedical waste stream.


Contents

RISK ASSESSMENT. Health Hazard Assessment. POLICY. Biohazardous Waste Regulation. Guidelines and Industry Standards. EPA Demonstration Medical Waste Tracking Program. MANAGEMENT. Facility Management. Home Healthcare Waste Management. Medical Waste Incineration. Steam Sterilization. Alternative Treatment Technologies. Alternative Technology Evaluation Guidelines. Hazardous Drug Waste Management. Appendices. Index.

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Biography

WAYNE L. TURNBERG is Medical Waste Coordinator for the Washington Department of Health and an instructor in the graduate program in biohazardous waste management at the University of Washington. A frequent speaker on the subject, he has served on several key national committees, including the U.S. Congress's Office of Technology Assessment's Medical Waste Advisory Committee and the Council of State Government's Medical Waste Advisory Task Force.

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