Health and Safety in Kitchen Environment – Disposal of Waste

In this edition of the e-News, we will focus on the risks associated with the disposal of waste in the kitchen environment.

Much of the guidance on waste issues is aimed at organisations operating in the waste management and recycling industries.
However, any organisation which deals with waste needs to give consideration to how to manage it safely.
We will focus here on the potential risks arising from the kitchen environment, but care operators should also consider this across the whole of their organisation, particularly as they are likely to deal with potentially hazardous waste such as hygiene waste.

Risks

The HSE’s guidance on health hazards in the waste and recycling industry identifies four routes by which waste can cause a health hazard:……

NASHiCS Kitchen safety article Disposal of Waste October2014