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Workplace Safety & Health Guidelines on Hazardous Waste Management


The management of all healthcare facilities should develop a hazardous waste management programme suitable for the size of the facility and types of waste generated.



Workplace Safety & Health Guidelines on Hazardous Waste Management by Singapore Workplace Safety & Health Council


Types of hazardous waste generated



Healthcare facilities generate diverse wastes that require proper disposal.



Wastes from healthcare facilities include infectious waste.



Infectious waste is defined as waste that is capable of causing an infectious disease.



​Infectious waste, in addition, may need pre-treatment before it is disposed of as biohazardous waste.


Hazardous waste management programme







The management of all healthcare facilities should develop a hazardous waste management programme suitable for the size of the facility and types of waste generated.

The management should also appoint person/s within the facility with responsibility for maintenance and management of waste transfer and disposal documentation, such as the generation, collection, treatment and safe disposal of hazardous waste.

Written procedures on treatment of all types of wastes generated by the healthcare facility should be established and documented.


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