Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Risks in Solid Medical Waste Management in Hospital


  • Melly Anisa Putri STIKES Mutiara Mahakam Samarinda
  • M. Ardan STIKES Mutiara Mahakam Samarinda
  • Goddess Mardahlia STIKES Mutiara Mahakam Samarinda


Solid medical waste management, Accident Risk, Control Accident


Background: The implementation of environmental sanitation in environmental media is carried out by treating hospital waste, namely infectious waste especially solid medical waste generated from medical services in hospitals. The purpose of this study is to analyze more deeply about the risks of occupational safety and health (K3) in the management of solid medical waste in hospitals. Purpose: to describe state or phenomenon about the system management of hospital waste from in-depth interview activities on solid medical waste management in hospitals. Methods:The type of research used in this research is quasi-qualitative. the technique used is in-depth interview observation and continuous documentation during the research. The informants in this study were the head of the waste handling installation unit, health workers who knew the flow of the medical waste management system and were willing to be involved in research and supporting informants, namely cleaning services who worked in the solid medical waste management section. Results: From the results research found that the processing of solid medical waste is carried out in hospitals by process waste treatment starts from sorting, collecting according to the color of the container yellow, risk of accident found, place used for transport medical waste, patients and corpses are still in the same path, and the cleaners service also does not use special clothing when transporting waste and sharps medical waste still uses open artificial cardboard or a safety box. Conclusion: Risk control should be carried out by complying with SOPs, however, it is still constrained due to a lack of infrastructure and inadequate facilities at the hospital.


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Melly Anisa Putri, M. Ardan, & Goddess Mardahlia. (2023). Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Risks in Solid Medical Waste Management in Hospital. Proceeding ADRI International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, 1(1), 333–341. Retrieved from