PROPER DISPOSAL OF BIOHAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Most people do not realize how much biohazardous waste we encounter every day. Your hospital, doctor and dentist office has it, but did you know that biohazardous waste can exist anywhere? Whether biohazardous waste is found in a medical office or at a crime scene, a suicide, or an accident, or other trauma, there are protocols that need to be followed when disposing of biohazardous waste and bloodborne pathogens.
What is defined as biohazardous materials?
Biohazardous waste is any material that contains or has been contaminated by a biohazardous agent. Biological waste may include animal waste, cultures and stocks, human blood, blood products, tissues, cell lines and body fluids, human pathological waste, recombinant DNA, infectious agents, isolation waste and sharps and all other items affected with bloodborne pathogens.
Biohazard disposal guidelines are regulated within each state, but can include:
- Disposal of syringes and other sharps in a biohazard sharps container.
- Disposal of culture dishes and pipets in biohazard bags and hard-sided leak proof containers that are labeled with the biohazard symbol.
- The use of PPE such as gowns, gloves, and goggles while disposing of biohazardous waste.
- Job-specific OSHA training.
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