Hospital as a service facility for gathering places for sick people and healthy people, or can be a place of transmission of diseases and the possibility of environmental pollution and health problems.
The purpose of this study was to analyze the risks for janitors at the stage of handling waste (sorting, storing, transporting and storing) medical waste at the Surabaya Hajj General Hospital.
The method used in this study is descriptive in order to estimate the possibility of the emergence of a symptom based on other symptoms that have appeared and are known in advance. Based on the results of the risk analysis study by the janitor who handled solid medical waste at the Surabaya Haji General Hospital, it was found that for low and moderate risks only routine monitoring was carried out by the person in charge. In the high risk category there is a process of storage activities with the risk of contamination of medical waste fluids. For very high risks there is a process of storage with the danger of the risk of viruses, bacteria in medical waste and vectors. It was concluded that the hazards in the process of managing solid medical waste sourced from work tools and processes include being punctured by needles, contact with infectious material, lifting heavy loads and doing repetitive work. Other sources of danger from the environment are uneven roads, slippery floors and stagnant water.
It is recommended that the K3RS team work with related units and the PPI to conduct training and socialization regarding SPO on medical waste management, infection prevention and control, ergonomic work procedures, correct use of PPE.