Internal Commission

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE UNIGRANRIO`S HEALTH RESIDUES MANAGEMENT COMMISSION

Unigranrio is an University located in the city of Duque de Caxias, that has the mission to promote the quality of life, having the educational process as basic tool. It offers the following courses in the health area: Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Biological Sciences, in addition to the medium level course in the area of Nursing and Dental Prosthesis.

The Dentistry School services the local population through a specific clinic in the following areas: Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics, Semiology, Surgery, OPS, Prosthesis and Pediatric Dentistry.

The Nursing School and the Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Biological Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Schools service the local population with extension programs and servicing the health needs in the ambulatory areas and of complementary diagnostics and therapy services.

With full awareness that we are health residues generators, with reference to the RDC Resolution number 306, of December 7, 2004 (D.O.U of 12/10/2004), and the norms of CONANA, resolution number 358, of April 29, 2005, this project aims to comply with these resolutions. It is about a Technical Regulation for the Management of Health Service Residues – General Guidelines, based in the principles of the sanitary surveillance that consists in detecting risks and taking measures that eliminate, prevent or minimize these risks. The defined procedures are focuses on the residue risk itself, on its capacity of transmitting and infection of or contaminating, as a result of occupational accidents or inappropriate handling. All decisions are based in the premise of the existence of environmentally safe destinations, chosen by rigid criteria, where we are completely responsible to ensure the operations within occupational safety conditions. In addition to the observance of the NR 32, Safety and Health in the work in health services, MTE Port No 485 of November 11, 2005 (DOU of 11/16/2005, section I).

The Council of Teaching, Research and Extension – CONSEPE and the magnificent Rector, constituted the Internal Commission of Health Services Management – CIGSS. This commission received the attribution to diagnose, propose corrective measures, guide, oversee and control all actions directly or indirectly related to the packaging, collection, transportation, storage and final destination of the residues generated at Unigranrio. In order to turn this commission effective, the following measures were implemented.

> All general services workers, related to the Health area are getting vaccinated (hepatitis B, tetanus and diphtheria), following the guidelines of the Chapter VII (Occupational Health), items 16.1 e 16.2 of RDC No 306. NR 32 items 32.2.4.17.1; 32.2.4.17.1; 32.2.4.17.2; 32.2.4.17.4; 32.4.17.5; 32.2.4.17.6 e 32.2.4.17.7;

> To capacitate the employees of general services according to the chapter VII (Occupational Health), items 18, 18.1,19, and 20; NR32 items 32.4.9; 32.2.4.9.1; 32.2.4.9.2 e 32.3.6.1;

> The collection and internal transportation of the Health Residues (Infectious elements and Chemicals) are performed by specific personnel, specially trained for this function, according to the chapter III of the RDC No 306, items 1.8 and 1.8.1.

> All sectors that generate Health Residues are identified with the symbols that represent the risk that the generated residue presents, identification according to the NBR 7500 (March of 2000);

> Construction of the External Storage facility for Infectious Residues and Chemical Residues, according to the Chapter VI of the RDC No 306, items 15.1-15.2-15. 3,15. 4,15. 5,15. 6,15, identified according to the NBR 7500 (March of 2000);

> 50% reduction of the volume of the Infectious Reside on Campus I;

> Greater commitment of the general services employee with the Unigranrio’s PGRSS process;

> The Veterinary hospital discards the animal remains according to the RDC No 306;

> Posters and folders for environmental education;

> Adhesive folders for the identification of environments and recipients;

> Acquisition of EPI; and EPC;

> Training in packaging and segregation, transportation, use of EPI and sanitation techniques, according to the NR 32 (D.O.U of 11/16/05 – Section I), item 32.5.1;

> Adequacy of recipients appropriate to discard Chemical Residues;

> Acquisition of trash cans of different standard colors for selective collection.