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Workshop: IPAC Lunch and Learn: Waste Management
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:15 pm
Venue: Webinar
Infectious Diseases
Format: Webinar

Human Waste Management.  Join us for a very interesting session on the safe and effective management of human waste in a health care facility.  Learn about the various options that are available and the risks to patients/residents and health care providers when human waste is not managed safely.  This session will be of particular interest to those currently struggling with older human waste management systems, those considering the renovation of their facility to improve human waste management and those planning to build a new facility and are wondering what are the options for human waste management.

Learning objectives:

To be able to critically assess human waste management in one’s organization and provide recommendations as required.

  • Describe three risks associated with the management of human waste in the health care setting.
  • Discuss the impact of toilet flushing on contamination of the environment.
  • State four options for disposal of human waste in the health care setting.
  • Describe the pros and cons for each of the four options of human waste disposal in the health care setting


Anne Augustin, Network Coordinator, Central West Infection Control Network

Anne started her career as a medical laboratory technologist with an interest in Microbiology.  She obtained and has held her C.I.C. designation from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology since 1991. Over the past twenty four years Anne has gained significant experience working as an Infection Prevention & Control professional in a variety of health care settings which include long term care, tertiary health care, and community acute care.  In addition, Anne is faculty with Centennial College for the Infection Prevention & Control 1 course, the IPAC-Canada on-line Novice Infection Prevention & Control course, and is currently president of the IPAC-Canada chapter - IPAC-PANA (Peel and Neighbouring Areas).   Anne is currently the Network Coordinator for the Public Health Ontario Central West Infection Control Network.

Target Audience:

Infection Control Professionals, Health Care Professionals in Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Community and Public Health

Additional Information:

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, or have any questions please contact Brandy Kirchen at or 807-333-0139.


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