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P453 Waste Management

  • About This Course
  • Legislation

Good clinical waste management is essential in every practice to reduce the risk to staff, patients and visitors and to protect the environment. It is the responsibility of the person generating waste to ensure that it is segregated according to the national guidelines. The dentist has a Duty of Care to provide a description of the waste that enables the waste contractor to dispose of the waste at a suitably authorized facility. Fully Compliant with HTM 01-05 2013.

Learning Outcomes

Aims

  • To discuss the recommended protocol for waste management in the dental practice. This will include dealing with hazardous and amalgam waste.

Objectives

On completion of this module you will understand good clinical waste management, define hazardous waste and understand how to deal with amalgam waste.

  • EU Waste Framework Directive 2011
  • The Controlled Waste Regulations 2012
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Duty of Care Regulations
  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations

England and Wales

  • The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005
  • List of Wastes Regulations 2005

Ireland

  • The Wate Management Act 1996
  • The Hazardous Waste Regulations and The Hazardous Waste (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005

Scotland

The Special Waste (Amendment) Regulations 2004