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To See The Impact Of Various Interventions On Staff Knowledge And Compliances By Conducting Waste Audit In Kpj Seremban Specialist Hospital Malaysia

A. R., Abdul Aziz and M. B., Nishazini and U., Azlina and Noor Azlinna, Azizan (2013) To See The Impact Of Various Interventions On Staff Knowledge And Compliances By Conducting Waste Audit In Kpj Seremban Specialist Hospital Malaysia. Journal Of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology , 5 (1). pp. 64-72. ISSN 2319-2399

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Abstract

In April 2012 , a survey was conducted by distributing questionnaires to all staff focusing on staff compliance and knowledge in managing hospital wastes. 500 questionnaires had been distributed. However only 363 questionnaires had been collected which is 72.6% of the sample. After the survey, various interventions had been carried out from May 2012 to September 2012 including producing the guidelines to manage hospital wastes, continuous teaching for all staff, monthly briefing at every department and monthly round by a team headed by outsource officer who is in charge of waste management to check the compliance, guidelines on audit of waste and training of head of departments on how to conduct waste audit. In October 2012 ,waste audit was conducted to find out the compliance among staff including clinical waste, chemical waste, domestic and food waste, electrical and electronic equipment waste. Audit check points include consignment notes, reports as required by laws and regulations, handling, segregation, storage, collection, transportation and disposal. Results were later compared to both national and international benchmarking .The clinical and chemical waste generated in KPJ Seremban were 39% compared to 20%-40% for Malaysian hospitals and 15% for American hospital. For domestic and kitchen waste, KPJ Seremban generated 61% compared to 60%-80% for Malaysia hospitals and 85% for American hospitals. Therefore KPJ Seremban was within the national and international standards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospital wastes, survey , waste audit, benchmarking
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 07:59
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 03:24
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/6830
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