Raigmore Hospital porters 'continuing to handle waste'
Porters at the biggest hospital in the Highlands are continuing to handle clinical waste as a row over safety continues.
The GMB union had advised its members at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness to stop dealing with the waste after four staff were injured.
Porters have had a greater role in dealing with the material following the collapse of a waste handling firm.
NHS Highland said the workers were carrying out their jobs as expected.
The health board said the new waste process was in line with a Scotland-wide contingency following the collapse of clinical waste firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES).
The health board said the porters' roles had been risk-assessed and protective equipment was supplied where appropriate.
The GMB has concerns about a lack of appropriate protective equipment and a lack of consultation by management on the porters' additional work in handling the waste.
The health board and union are due to meet on the matter next week.