Waste Stories 15/9/2014



1. Seminar on September 25

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group will be hosting a seminar focusing on treatment technologies and recovering value from healthcare waste, on Thursday September 25.

It will be held at the Bywaters’ recycling facility, in East London. The morning session will be dedicated to presentations from a range of speakers. While in the afternoon, delegates will have the opportunity to tour the facility.

The event is being sponsored by Frontier Medical Group, MITIE, Sharpsmart and Bywaters. Additional sponsors include GV Health, SRCL, Econix and Independent Safety Services Ltd.

Registration forms and booking details, including early bird discounts are available at the link below. When you book, can you let us know: (1) if you would like to do the site tour in the afternoon, (2) if you require a car parking space and (3) if you have any disability requirements?

 Online registration form for the seminar

2. OSHA Consultation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ahs set out a consultation document to amend its injury and illness reporting requirements. The consultation closes on October 14, 2014

The document can be found here: OSHA consultation document

3. NERC-funded student helps analyse Ebola genome sequence

The virus, which is currently spreading through West Africa in the largest outbreak yet, has no known cure. Sequencing the genome and understanding the evolution of the disease may help researchers understand the disease and the risks it may pose in the future. Ultimately, this could help with vaccine development or therapies to treat the disease…..

Read the article here: NERC funded student analyses Ebola genome sequence

4. CDC advice on Ebola

The link below to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides advice on maanging the risks associated with Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever.

CDC advice on Ebola

5. New England Journal of Medicine articles on Ebola

Read the articles here: Ebola


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