Management of fluorescent lamps in public schools within the Johannesburg metropolitan area

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. A. Swart and Ms. B. Allies en_US
dc.contributor.author Siziba, Wellington
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T10:43:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T10:43:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-19
dc.date.submitted 2012-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5231
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract Fluorescent lamps, because of their mercury content, are regarded as hazardous waste and fall under the category of electrical waste. This is due to mercury’s toxicological, physical, and chemical or persistence properties, which may have acute or chronic detrimental impact on human health and the environment. This study adopted a quantitative research approach, which aimed at determining how fluorescent lamps are managed in selected public schools. The investigation followed an exploratory design.This research was done under the umbrella of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Urban Health’s Health, Environment and Development study. The sample population included 22 public schools, and proportionate purposive sampling was used and data was collected through the use of structured questionnaires and observation checklist. There were no formal guidelines available for the management of fluorescent lamps in schools as a result improper handling, storage or disposal thereof, poses a health risk to the learners, employees and the environment. The outcome of this study indicated the need of formal guidelines for the management of fluorescent lamps in public schools to the Department of Education, and to produce guidelines for operational procedures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Fluorescent lamps en_US
dc.subject Hazardous waste management en_US
dc.title Management of fluorescent lamps in public schools within the Johannesburg metropolitan area en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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