Safety Diploma Course

Hazardous Medical Waste Handling Training Course


Medical wastes are hazardous and should be properly disposed to protect the environment and also healthy people who can be infected when get in contact with highly infectious medical wastes. Hospitals and healthcare centres face huge challenges in safely removing medical wastes and dispose the same while following the prescribed standard procedures.

This online course is made for those who deal with hospital wastes such as used syringes, bio-chemical items and other potentially hazardous things and educate them about their safe handling to prevent accidents and protect the environment.

Governing regulations

Regulated medical wastes were initially monitored by the federal level by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today, however, medical wastes are handled and regulated and more closely monitored at the state level, with each state following different legislations and regulations to manage medical waste safely and effectively.

Course Overview

The e-learning course provides learners with the complete overview of the types of medical wastes, different safe methods to dispose such potentially dangerous hospital wastes, prevailing regulations for safe handling and disposing of such medical junk, how to make the workplace compliant to the government regulations, effective disaster management system and ways to minimize the effect when accidents due to medical wastes happen.

Who Must Take this Course?

This course is ideal for all healthcare professionals who are working in Hospitals, Healthcare Facilities, Laboratories, Research centers, Autopsy centers, Nursing homes, or Blood banks and who are dealing with managing medical wastes.

Course Format

Our Handling Medical Waste Safety Training course provides well researched content to students along with informative graphical explanations, audio presentations and self-test questions to clear the exam successfully.

All successful candidates will get a hard copy of completion certificate and also can print a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Handling Medical Waste
    • Key Terms
    • Handling Medical Waste – Overview
    • Handling Medical Waste – History and Background
    • Handling Medical Waste – Generators
    • Statistics for Handling Medical Waste in the Healthcare Industry
    • Responsibilities
    • Applicable Regulations for Handling Medical Waste
  • Medical Waste Hazards
    • Health Risks Associated with Handling Medical Waste
    • Microorganisms
    • Radioactive Waste
    • Needlestick Injuries
    • Poisoning and Pollution
  • Managing Medical Waste
    • Disposal
    • Transporting
    • Storage
    • Treatment
    • Incineration
    • Thermal Treatment
    • Chemical Treatment
    • Universal Precautions and Work Practice Controls
    • General Clean-Up Guidelines
    • Decontamination
  • Controls
    • Procedural Controls
    • Exposure Control Plan
    • Engineering Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Training
  • Additional Resources
  • Summary
  • Exam