Status And Challenges Of Hazardous Waste Management among Handlers At Thika Level 5 Hospital, Thika Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT

Hazardous wastes are wastes that pose danger both to the public and the environment. Of the total waste generated in health care facilities, approximately 20% is hazardous. These wastes have both immediate and long term health effects including kidney problems, asthma, cancers and other diseases. Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) is a challenge both in the developed world and developing countries where wastes generated are not segregated at the point of generation. Hazardous waste requires special attention throughout all its stages of management. Proper management can significantly reduce the cost of treatment of wastes and diseases due to these wastes. The research aimed at assessing status and challenges of Hazardous Waste Management among handlers in Thika level 5 hospital. The study was cross sectional descriptive and was carried out in Thika level 5 hospital during the month of March, 2014. Data collection instruments included self administered questionnaires, key informant interviews and observation check lists. The sample size was 195 and was selected proportionate to number of hazardous waste handlers in each category. Pretesting of research tools was tested at Ruiru Sub-County hospital. Simple random sampling was used to select study participants. Data collected was managed using SPSS version 20. Results of the study were summarized using percentages, tables and charts. Chi square was used to test for association between variables at p

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APA

CHEPNGENO, T (2021). Status And Challenges Of Hazardous Waste Management among Handlers At Thika Level 5 Hospital, Thika Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/status-and-challenges-of-hazardous-waste-management-among-handlers-at-thika-level-5-hospital-thika-sub-county-kiambu-county-kenya

MLA 8th

CHEPNGENO, TOWETT "Status And Challenges Of Hazardous Waste Management among Handlers At Thika Level 5 Hospital, Thika Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/status-and-challenges-of-hazardous-waste-management-among-handlers-at-thika-level-5-hospital-thika-sub-county-kiambu-county-kenya. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

CHEPNGENO, TOWETT . "Status And Challenges Of Hazardous Waste Management among Handlers At Thika Level 5 Hospital, Thika Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/status-and-challenges-of-hazardous-waste-management-among-handlers-at-thika-level-5-hospital-thika-sub-county-kiambu-county-kenya >.

Chicago

CHEPNGENO, TOWETT . "Status And Challenges Of Hazardous Waste Management among Handlers At Thika Level 5 Hospital, Thika Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/status-and-challenges-of-hazardous-waste-management-among-handlers-at-thika-level-5-hospital-thika-sub-county-kiambu-county-kenya