A Trivia Quiz On Waste Disposal!

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Do you know anything about waste disposal? Waste is grouped according to source and composition, as waste materials are either liquid or solid in form. The term waste typically refers to sewage, hazardous waste, and electronic waste. Some solid and liquid waste conditions are dangerous because they are harmful to human health and the environment. See how much you know about waste disposal and put your knowledge to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement describes general waste?

    • A.

      Much of the general waste at St. Paul's Hospital includes common items found in household garbage.

    • B.

      General waste at St. Paul’s Hospital is different and must be treated in special ways.

    • C.

      General waste at St. Paul’s Hospital is not the same as other garbage and is dangerous if not disposed of properly.

    Correct Answer
    A. Much of the general waste at St. Paul's Hospital includes common items found in household garbage.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that much of the general waste at St. Paul's Hospital includes common items found in household garbage. This means that the waste generated at the hospital is similar to the waste generated in households, indicating that it consists of everyday items that are commonly discarded. This suggests that the waste does not contain any hazardous or special materials that require special treatment or disposal methods.

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  • 2. 

    Which type of bag is general waste put into?

    • A.

      Containers lined with black bags.

    • B.

      Containers lined with clear bags.

    • C.

      Sharps containers.

    • D.

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

    Correct Answer
    A. Containers lined with black bags.
    Explanation
    General waste is typically put into containers lined with black bags. The black bags help to conceal the contents of the waste and prevent any unpleasant odors from spreading. Additionally, using black bags makes it easier to differentiate between different types of waste and ensures that general waste is disposed of properly.

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  • 3. 

    How is clean, unbroken or broken glass waste to be disposed of?

    • A.

      Into containers lined with black bags.

    • B.

      Into containers lined with clear bags.

    • C.

      Into a cardboard box lined with a black bag and taped. For small quantities of broken glass, put into sharps containers.

    • D.

      Into containers lined with yellow bags.

    Correct Answer
    C. Into a cardboard box lined with a black bag and taped. For small quantities of broken glass, put into sharps containers.
  • 4. 

    Which statement describes one type of biomedical waste?

    • A.

      Materials that may be poisonous, toxic, or flammable and do not pose disease-related risk.

    • B.

      Waste that is saturated to the point of dripping with blood or body fluids contaminated with blood.

    • C.

      Waste that does not pose a disease-related risk.

    Correct Answer
    B. Waste that is saturated to the point of dripping with blood or body fluids contaminated with blood.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Waste that is saturated to the point of dripping with blood or body fluids contaminated with blood." This statement describes one type of biomedical waste, which refers to waste materials that are contaminated with potentially infectious substances, such as blood or body fluids. These materials pose a risk of transmitting diseases and need to be properly handled and disposed of to prevent any potential health hazards.

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  • 5. 

    Biohazardous waste can be one of the following.

    • A.

      Hazardous chemicals

    • B.

      Controlled substances

    • C.

      Cultures, Stock, or Specimens of Microorganisms, Live or Attenuated Vaccines, and Human/Animal Cell Culture

    Correct Answer
    C. Cultures, Stock, or Specimens of Microorganisms, Live or Attenuated Vaccines, and Human/Animal Cell Culture
    Explanation
    Biohazardous waste refers to waste materials that contain biological agents or substances that pose a threat to human health or the environment. This can include cultures, stocks, or specimens of microorganisms, live or attenuated vaccines, and human/animal cell culture. These materials can potentially contain infectious agents or toxins that can cause harm if not handled properly. Therefore, they are considered biohazardous and require special disposal procedures to prevent the spread of disease and protect public health.

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  • 6. 

    The anatomical waste consists of human and animal tissue, organs, and body parts. Which containers should this waste be disposed into?

    • A.

      Red containers.

    • B.

      Sharps containers.

    • C.

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

    • D.

      Containers lined with black bags.

    Correct Answer
    A. Red containers.
    Explanation
    Anatomical waste, which includes human and animal tissue, organs, and body parts, should be disposed of in red containers. This is because red containers are specifically designed and labeled for the disposal of this type of waste. Red containers help to ensure proper segregation and safe handling of anatomical waste, reducing the risk of contamination and potential health hazards.

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  • 7. 

    Objects that may be capable of causing punctures or cuts, that may have been exposed to blood or body fluids including scalpels, needles, glass ampoules, test tubes, and slides, are considered Biomedical Waste. How should these objects be disposed of?

    • A.

      Containers lined with black bags.

    • B.

      Containers lined with clear bags.

    • C.

      Sharps containers.

    • D.

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

    Correct Answer
    C. Sharps containers.
    Explanation
    Objects that have the potential to cause punctures or cuts and have been exposed to blood or body fluids, such as scalpels, needles, glass ampoules, test tubes, and slides, are considered biomedical waste. These objects should be disposed of in sharps containers. Sharps containers are specifically designed to safely store and dispose of sharp objects, preventing any potential injuries or contamination. Using containers lined with black, clear, or yellow bags may not provide the necessary level of protection and safety required for the disposal of these hazardous objects.

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  • 8. 

    Into which containers are sharps/needles to be disposed of?

    • A.

      Red pails.

    • B.

      Yellow hard-plastic sharps containers.

    • C.

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

    • D.

      Boxes lined with black/dark green bags.

    Correct Answer
    B. Yellow hard-plastic sharps containers.
    Explanation
    Sharps/needles should be disposed of in yellow hard-plastic sharps containers. These containers are specifically designed to safely store and dispose of sharps, such as needles, syringes, and lancets. The use of yellow color helps to easily identify and differentiate these containers from other waste containers. The hard-plastic material ensures that the sharps do not puncture or leak from the container, minimizing the risk of injury or contamination.

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  • 9. 

    When patients' confidential information cannot be removed from containers or IV bags, how can they be disposed of?

    • A.

      Red containers

    • B.

      Sharps containers

    • C.

      Containers lined with yellow bags

    • D.

      Containers lined with black bags

    Correct Answer
    C. Containers lined with yellow bags
    Explanation
    Containers lined with yellow bags are used for the disposal of patients' confidential information that cannot be removed from containers or IV bags. Yellow bags are specifically designed for the disposal of infectious or potentially infectious materials. These bags are typically used in healthcare settings to ensure proper containment and disposal of biohazardous waste. By using containers lined with yellow bags, healthcare providers can safely dispose of patients' confidential information while also minimizing the risk of contamination and protecting patient privacy.

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  • 10. 

    How are Chemical waste materials to be stored for disposal?

    • A.

      In separate containers, each labeled with the contents and identified as waste.

    • B.

      Mixed with other materials in one container, labeled with a list of the contents and identified as waste.

    • C.

      In original containers only and identified as waste.

    Correct Answer
    A. In separate containers, each labeled with the contents and identified as waste.
    Explanation
    Chemical waste materials should be stored for disposal in separate containers, each labeled with the contents and identified as waste. This is important to prevent any potential reactions or contamination that may occur when different chemicals are mixed together. It also helps to ensure that the waste can be properly identified and handled during disposal, minimizing any potential risks or hazards. Storing the waste in original containers only may not be sufficient as it may not provide clear labeling or prevent any mixing of incompatible chemicals.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the correct type of containers for storing flammable waste prior to disposal via UBC.

    • A.

      Glass bottles

    • B.

      Plastic jugs

    • C.

      Yellow containers

    • D.

      Red cans

    Correct Answer
    D. Red cans
    Explanation
    Red cans are the correct type of containers for storing flammable waste prior to disposal via UBC. Flammable waste needs to be stored in containers that are specifically designed to handle flammable materials safely. Red cans are typically made of metal and have specific features such as flame arresters, pressure relief vents, and self-closing lids to prevent the risk of fire or explosion. These cans are also usually labeled with warnings and symbols to indicate the presence of flammable materials.

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  • 12. 

    Unidentified chemical waste can be disposed of together with the other chemicals. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Chemical waste should never be disposed of together with other chemicals. It is important to properly identify and separate chemical waste in order to prevent any potential reactions or hazards. Mixing different types of chemicals can lead to dangerous reactions, explosions, or the release of toxic substances. Therefore, it is crucial to handle and dispose of chemical waste separately and in accordance with proper waste management protocols.

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  • 13. 

    The following items are considered radioactive waste.  Radioisotopes

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Radioactive waste refers to any material that contains radioactive substances and is deemed to have no further use. Radioisotopes are unstable isotopes of elements that emit radiation and are commonly used in medical, industrial, and research applications. Since radioisotopes are radioactive materials, they are considered radioactive waste when they are no longer needed or when they have reached their half-life. Therefore, the statement "The following items are considered radioactive waste" is true.

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  • 14. 

    Cytotoxics

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Cytotoxics refer to a class of drugs that are used to inhibit or kill cells, particularly cancer cells. The statement "Cytotoxics" is not enough to provide a clear answer as it does not indicate whether it is true or false. Therefore, without further context or information, it is not possible to determine the correctness of the statement.

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  • 15. 

    Radiopharmaceuticals

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Radiopharmaceuticals are a type of medication that contains a radioactive substance. These substances are used in nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat various diseases. They can be injected, swallowed, or inhaled, and their radioactive properties allow for the detection of specific areas or functions within the body. This makes the statement "Radiopharmaceuticals are true" accurate as they are indeed used in medical procedures.

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  • 16. 

    How is Radioactive waste disposed of?

    • A.

      Specific packaging criteria set out by the Atomic Energy Control Act.

    • B.

      Into containers lined with yellow bags and labeled radioactive waste.

    • C.

      Into containers lined with clear bags and labeled radioactive.

    Correct Answer
    A. Specific packaging criteria set out by the Atomic Energy Control Act.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is specific packaging criteria set out by the Atomic Energy Control Act. This means that radioactive waste is disposed of according to specific guidelines and regulations outlined in the Atomic Energy Control Act. These criteria ensure that the waste is packaged safely and securely to prevent any harm to the environment or public health. This includes using appropriate containers, labeling them as radioactive waste, and following any other specified requirements for disposal.

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  • 17. 

    Documents with confidential patient information are to be disposed of into the paper recycling bins.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Documents with confidential patient information should not be disposed of into the paper recycling bins. This is because recycling bins are accessible to a wider range of people, increasing the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information. Instead, such documents should be securely shredded or disposed of in designated confidential waste bins to ensure the protection of patient privacy and comply with data protection regulations.

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