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Hazardous & Controlled Waste Legislation

Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005: This UK legislation stipulates how waste must be regulated, and what businesses and organisations need to do to comply.

Hazardous Waste Guidance: This is guidance on how to regulate hazardous waste to comply with Hazardous Waste Regulations.

Special Waste Regulations 1996: This legislation sets out procedures for special waste disposal, which is a classification for some types of hazardous waste in Scotland.

Clinical Waste Pre-acceptance Producer Update: October 2010 briefing note.

Controlled Waste Regulations Act 1992: This defines what is meant by clinical waste, including definitions of industrial and commercial waste.

Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Guidance: Produced by the Department of Health, Initial Medical follows this initiative to ensure its clients follow best practice.

World Health Organisation - Mercury and Health: Guidance from the World Health Organisation on the dangers of mercury, avoiding and dealing with exposure, and how mercury is used in healthcare practice.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH): Details the current system for controlling use and registration of chemicals in the EU.

National Guidance for Healthcare Waste Water Discharges 2014: Guidance on the requirements of waste water disposal including best practice and efficient usage.

The Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017: This details the controlled use of mercury and regulation of mercury exposure levels.


Sharps Legislation

Health & Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013: This explains the safe use and disposal of sharps, training requirements and procedures for responding to a sharps injury in the UK.

EU Directive on Sharps Injuries 2010: This EU directive explains the safe use and disposal of sharps, training requirements and procedures for responding to a sharps injury.


Pharmaceutical Waste Legislation

Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2013: These regulations contain measures relating to arrangements underpinning the supervision, management and use of controlled drugs.

The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001: Legislation covering the use and misuse of controlled drugs, including drug dependence and prescription.


Waste Transportation Legislation

Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009: This strict legislation controls and regulates the carriage of dangerous goods in vehicles.

The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991: Regulations that detail the practice of legally registering carriers of controlled waste.


Environmental Legislation

Environment Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016: Legislation for those conducting activities relating to the environment, including emissions release and involvement with waste.

Environmental Protection Act 1990: Defines the authority and structure of waste management practices in line with environmental protection and preservation.


Care, Safety & Welfare Legislation

The Care Standards Inspectorate: The Care Inspectorate registers, inspects and takes action to improve the quality and safety of services for the wellbeing of the people in Wales.

Quality Care Commission (CQC): The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services in England.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA): The independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992: Details the required standards of health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

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