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WMRR webinar updates code of practice

In April, the Biohazard Waste Industry (BWI), a division of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR), will be launching its updated Industry Code of Practice for Managing Biohazardous Waste via a webinar.


Now in its 8th edition, the BWI Code has been written, reviewed, and updated following consultation with state and territory health agencies, environment and workplace health and safety agencies, and medical and nursing professionals.

At this webinar, you’ll hear from the authors of the most recent iteration, including chair of the BWI division and Veolia’s national sales and business development manager – health, Tim Lee and Dr Trevor Thornton, lecturer and environmental consultant from Deakin University, who will discuss:

  • Key updates in the edition and how they reflect the changes in industry and the environment.
  • A snapshot of best practice biohazardous waste management.
  • Guidance on the safe and appropriate handling of pandemic (or similar waste).
  • Management of pharmaceutical waste.
  • Australian Standards – sharps management.
  • How to efficiently and effectively use the BWI Code.

The Code is free to download for members; non-members who register for the webinar will be able to purchase the Code at a discounted price of $30. More on the Code can be found here. 

Further information about the event, including registration, can be found here