Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-8
Hugo Gaspar Hernandez Palma1 *, Diego Cardona Arbelaez2 and Clara Judith Brito Carrillo3
1 Facultad de Administración de Empresas, Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia; [email protected]
2 Facultad de Administración de Empresas, Universidad Libre de Cartagena, Colombia; [email protected]
3 Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Directora del grupo Encuentro con la Investigación; Universidad de la Guajira. Colombia; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Hugo Gaspar Hernandez Palma,
Facultad de Administración de Empresas, Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia; [email protected]
Objectives: There is, in Colombia, a stark weakness in the state entities as to planning and executing projects related to environmental hazardous waste management, so some local entities do not comprehensively manage this type of processes or adequately dispose of such waste deemed as hazardous to the environment and human health. This study focuses on an analysis of the Environmental and hazardous waste Management Systems (EMS) within the healthcare providers (IPS) (Healthcare Providers) in the city of Barranquilla. Methods: The design of the research is descriptive, not experimental and it develops from the implementation of a closed questionnaire. Findings: It concludes that the (IPS) (Healthcare Providers) generally do not have a good degree of control over their personnel’s exposure to hazardous agents as they are regularly in direct or indirect contact with hazardous materials such as biological fluids. Application/Improvements: Their internal and external stakes and conserve the environment, but also have a bigger market share, improve their image and grow in a sustainable way.
Keywords: EMS, Hazardous Waste, ISO 140001, Prevention Plan
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