Personal Statement For Civil And Structural Engineering

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Personal Statement for Civil and Structural Engineering I am a resourceful and well-rounded team player who delivers results to enable organizational success. I have proven ability to work with management to integrate the health safety, security, and environment function within the overall business strategy. After completing my Master 's degree, I have become deeply aware of the urgency of environmental issues, especially for a country like Cameroon. Among all the issues, medical waste problem might be the outstanding. Partly because of the lack of adequate public attention and inappropriate government legislation and policy in the past decades. Medical waste management in Cameroon falls far behind many developing countries. After all the first-hand…show more content…
In 1999, of the 1689 health centers and 339 hospitals, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSANTE) operated a total of 1362 (67%) hospitals and health centers with the rest managed by the private sector according to MINSANTE, 2001. Public and private sectors play complementary roles in the provision of health care in order to improve the supply of health care to the population in terms of quality and contributing towards public health improvement. Normally, there is a multitude of health care facilities and establishments within the major towns and cities. However, current approaches adopted in the handling and management of health care wastes in Cameroon is not well documented, though this is the basis for formulating appropriate and sustainable waste and resource management strategies. For example, appropriately identifying and quantifying the nature and type of individual fractions within the health care waste stream can enable regulators and stakeholders to make informed decisions about material reuse and resource…show more content…
Sharps containers are disposed after every two or three days. This study identified poor waste handling practices by this group of workers including the lack of the use of personal protective clothing and equipment. Usually, this exposes the workers to high occupational and health hazards. In all the health care facilities surveyed, waste collection systems adopted (e.g. metal bins and plastic bags) are manually transported to the waste disposal/storage sites without the use of trolleys or push trucks. This practice can lead to the leakage or spillage of waste content along the transport route, exposing workers, patients and the public to the risks of injury and
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