Hazardous Materials Waste Management Plan

Policy Hazardous Materials Waste Management Plan
 
This organization maintains a waste management plan with 
regard to identifying, handling, storage, and disposal of all 
wastes according to the current standards of applicable 
governing agencies that regulate hazardous materials and 
wastes.
 
This organization participates in ongoing efforts to provide 
a safe environment for all employees, patients, and visitors. 
 
 
Additional information is located in the OSHA/Safety Manual
 
The Goal of this plan is to manage risk associated with 
handling, storage, use and disposal of all hazardous waste 
and materials (HMW); protecting staff, patients, others and 
the environment by controlling hazardous materials until 
properly disposed.   
 
Establishing and maintaining a hazardous materials         
and waste program
 
Selecting, handling, storing, using and disposing of         
hazardous materials from receipt through use and         
disposal.
 
Understand the handling, storage, use and disposal of all 
hazardous chemicals.
 
Understand the handling, storage, use and disposal of all 
radioactive materials.
 

 
Understand the handling, storage, and use of potential 
hazardous energy sources such as x-ray, laser, ultra sound, 
etc.
 
Understand the handling, storage, and use of potentially 
hazardous, high risk medications; see Volume 3 for medication 
policies. 
 
Understand the handling, storage, and use of potential 
hazardous gases and vapors (see Volume 2 for related gases 
related to anesthesia policies, see Volume 3 for hazardous 
gases related to products such as Gluteraldehyde)
 
Utilize best industry practices for storing and disposing of 
HMW
 
Education of staff regarding the all aspects of HMW found in 
this organization
 
    -   Establish written criteria to identify, evaluate, 
        and inventory hazardous wastes
 
    -   Educating and monitoring of personnel that manage or 
        regularly come in contact with hazardous waste.
 
    -   Provide adequate space and equipment for the 
        effective handling and storage of hazardous 
        materials and wastes.
 
    -   Effectively handle HMW spills or exposures.  
 
Reporting and investigating all hazardous materials or waste 
spills and exposures that involve patients, employees. 

 
 
Responsibility
 
    -   The safety officer/committee as well as the Medical  
        director are responsible for continued development, 
        implementation and monitoring of the overall plan
    -   All staff are responsible for adhering to handling,
        storage, use and disposal rules related to a 
        particular hazard, as well as reporting any
        concerns or any unsafe conditions immediately.  
 
The organization participates in Chemical Hazard 
Communication Program, coordinated through the OSHA Safety 
Manual as well as participates in Universal and Standard 
Precautions.
 
Annually or as needed evaluation of the objectives, goals, 
scope, and effectiveness of the Hazardous Waste Plan
 
 Chemicals 
 Hazardous Drugs 
 Infectious and regulated medical wastes, including sharps
 
 
Approved By Governing Board    
SP.11
Control #382.1
GUPTA GASTRO