To maintain compliance and safety for staff and patients in a variety of environments, it’s necessary to properly dispose of biohazard waste. This comprehensive guide will cover the different types of biohazard waste, along with the containers you should utilize for safe disposal.
The work of medical laboratories, whether they are microbiology, virology, hematology or the dozens of other types of labs, often involves the handling and disposal of contaminated waste. It is inevitable and not something to be treated lightly. There are a number of important factors to consider including Regulatory Procedures such as those outlined in OSHA guidelines, DOT regulations and the various disposal options available to properly dispose of biohazardous waste. In addition to those, you must determine what types of biohazardous waste containers fit your needs. When making that decision, there are a couple of significant factors to consider.