Workshop on the Regulations and Instructions of Medical Waste Management and Monitoring of the implementation of these regulations by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education

Date of Workshop: 
Thursday, 6 December 2018

The workshop was held with the scientific support of UNESCO Chair on Environmental Education on 6 December 2018, on the sidelines of the first International Exhibition on Waste Management, Recycling, and the Related Machinery and Equipment, held at Shahre-Aftab International Exhibition Center in Tehran. The specialist of environmental health and hospital waste management monitoring instructed the workshop. The main subjects of the workshop are as follows:

  • Harmful, toxic and pathogenic effects of hospital wastes on environment
  • Management of hospital wastes (ordinary and hazardous) and the related national laws
  • Rules and methods of executive management of medical wastes /the rules for assigning management of medical waste to natural and legal persons
  • The classification of hazardous medical wastes and how they are collected
  • The health and safety instructions
  • Various stages of waste management, guidelines and selection instructions
  • Guidelines for selecting non-hazardous non-incineration waste devices
  • Guidelines for performance assessment and monitoring of biological, chemical and mechanical non-hazardous non-incineration devices
  • Statement on the non-hazardousness of sharps and infectious wastes,
  • WHO documentation on medical wastes
  • Main reasons of using non-incineration methods in Iran
  • The current process of hazardous medical waste management in Iran
  • Monitoring of the medical waste management plan by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education