Mini-review: Waste Containers (Plastic Bags) for Infectious Waste Disposal in the Medical Laboratory
Dennis Mok, Geraldine Budomo Dayrit, Naira Eloyan, Sharfuddin Chowdhury
Int. J. Bio. Lab. Sci 2021(10)2:61-63【PDF】
The purpose of the current paper was to provide reasonably achievable guidance for the International Standard ISO 15189:2012 accredited medical laboratory to support the implementation of disposal facilities for medical waste by ensuring that usage of infectious waste bags is within acceptable specifications. Guidance documents from selected international organizations were identified: The International Organization for Standardization, the World Health Organization, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. This study identified relevant requirements from selected organizations (n = 3) associated with the support of implementation of storage and disposal facilities for infectious waste in the medical laboratory. The information could be used to develop conformity checklists for internal auditing, if required. The present paper has provided a practical contribution to established knowledge of International Standard ISO 15189:2012 accreditation compliance management in the disposal of potentially infectious wastes using waste bags by laboratory personnel.
Key words: Accreditation, management audit, quality improvement, quality management.