Haad: Hazardous Waste Materials And Hazardous Waste Management Policy And Procedure

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  • 1. 

    What are the purpose of hazardous materials management policy and procedure?

    • A.

      To mandate the safe management of hazardous materials and the environmental, health and safety risks associated with the generation, storage, transport, and handling of hazardous materials.

    • B.

      To specify monitoring and reporting procedures, requirements and standards for management and control of hazardous materials at Healthcare Facilities of Nominated Healthcare Providers.

    • C.

      To minimize and control hazardous materials related risks to health and safety of patients, employees, visitors, contractors, the surrounding community and the environment.

    • D.

      This Standard is related to, and has effect together with the HAAD Policy for Healthcare Providers – Environment, Health and Safety Management System.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To mandate the safe management of hazardous materials and the environmental, health and safety risks associated with the generation, storage, transport, and handling of hazardous materials.
    B. To specify monitoring and reporting procedures, requirements and standards for management and control of hazardous materials at Healthcare Facilities of Nominated Healthcare Providers.
    C. To minimize and control hazardous materials related risks to health and safety of patients, employees, visitors, contractors, the surrounding community and the environment.
    Explanation
    The purpose of the hazardous materials management policy and procedure is to ensure the safe management of hazardous materials and to address the environmental, health, and safety risks associated with their generation, storage, transport, and handling. It also aims to establish monitoring and reporting procedures, requirements, and standards for the management and control of hazardous materials at healthcare facilities. Additionally, the policy aims to minimize and control the risks posed by hazardous materials to the health and safety of patients, employees, visitors, contractors, the surrounding community, and the environment.

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  • 2. 

    What are the following conditions and incidents involving hazardous materials must be reported immediately (within 24 hours) internally to Tulip HCC office?(Select all that apply)

    • A.

      Unsafe conditions and near misses;

    • B.

      Uncontrolled hazardous materials;

    • C.

      Potentially harmful exposure to hazardous materials and environmental spills/pollution;

    • D.

      Injuries and poisonings involving hazardous materials.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Unsafe conditions and near misses;
    B. Uncontrolled hazardous materials;
    C. Potentially harmful exposure to hazardous materials and environmental spills/pollution;
    D. Injuries and poisonings involving hazardous materials.
    Explanation
    All of the given conditions and incidents involving hazardous materials must be reported immediately (within 24 hours) internally to Tulip HCC office. This includes unsafe conditions and near misses, uncontrolled hazardous materials, potentially harmful exposure to hazardous materials and environmental spills/pollution, as well as injuries and poisonings involving hazardous materials.

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  • 3. 

    Definition. It is a kind of waste contains sharps, usually syringes and needles, surgical tools, different medicine and medical equipment vessels, broken glass and all other sharp equipment, tools and materials.

    • A.

      Group A Medical Waste

    • B.

      Group B Medical Waste

    • C.

      Group D Medical Waste

    • D.

      Group C Medical Waste

    Correct Answer
    B. Group B Medical Waste
    Explanation
    Group B Medical Waste refers to sharps waste, which includes items such as syringes, needles, surgical tools, and broken glass. This waste category specifically focuses on sharp equipment and materials that may pose a risk of injury or infection if not handled properly. It is important to segregate and dispose of Group B Medical Waste separately to ensure the safety of healthcare workers and the public.

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  • 4. 

    Definition. It is a kind of waste contains disposable linings used for patient beds, caps of bottles for receiving and storing blood, urine, urine diapers, bags or vessels used for receiving stomach waste and similar wastes.

    • A.

      Group D Medical Waste

    • B.

      Group A Medical Waste

    • C.

      Group C Medical Waste

    • D.

      Group E Medical Waste

    Correct Answer
    D. Group E Medical Waste
    Explanation
    The given definition describes waste that includes disposable linings used for patient beds, caps of bottles for receiving and storing blood, urine, urine diapers, bags or vessels used for receiving stomach waste and similar wastes. This type of waste falls under Group E Medical Waste.

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  • 5. 

    Specific clinical wastes must be disposed under the supervision of the Health Care Facility designated staff and a record must be maintained. These clinical wastes include anatomic, pathological, pharmaceutical, genotoxic and radioactive waste.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Clinical wastes, such as anatomic, pathological, pharmaceutical, genotoxic, and radioactive waste, must be disposed of under the supervision of designated staff in a Health Care Facility. Additionally, a record must be maintained to ensure proper disposal. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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