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At my work experience placement, the supervisor asked me to check policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security to see how they link legislation and guidelines. The main points of the following pieces of legislation and how there have a positive effect on the service delivery within your work experience setting. COSHH stands for control of substances hazardous to health regulation. COSHH is for using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk so the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. They have to protect both employees and others who may be exposed, by complying with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 Disposal of bodily waste: Clinical waste has to be separated into different containers for disposal which indicates how hazardous or infectious it might be. A colour coding system has been developed to indicate to both the transporters and disposal contractors just what is in each container. Colour| Type of Waste|

Sharps bin
with Purple lid| Sharps used to administer cytotoxic or cytostatic medicinal products| Sharps bin
with Yellow lid| Sharps and syringe bodies with residue medicinal product| Yellow waste bags| Highly infectious waste plus anatomical waste from theatres and diagnostic specimens| Orange plastic bags| General infectious waste, soiled dressings and autoclaved laboratory waste| Sharps bin

with Purple lid| Sharps not contaminated with medicinal products, typically phlebotomy sharps| I’ve research on the website http://www.croydonpgmc.co.uk/about/health-safety/the-safe-disposal-of-waste/ this was to find out information about the different colour of disposal of bodily waste. For the safety of everybody who will handle the waste after it has left the clinical area it is very important for the person disposing of the waste to put it in the correct container or...
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