Biohazardous Waste Containers

Medical Waste Pros helps you dispose of your biohazardous waste containersWhen it comes to disposing of medical waste, each subcategory has its regulations. However, biohazardous medical waste containers require special attention to ensure you are properly disposing of them in compliance with state and federal regulations. Four types of biohazardous wastes exist, each of which you need to treat uniquely when disposing.

Solid Biohazardous Waste

Solid biohazardous waste consists of non-sharp items that come in contact with human or animal specimen materials—such as tissues or bodily fluids. This might include petri dishes, personal protective equipment, and towels.

Container: Collect this type of waste in a designated container with a lid with an autoclave bag for lining and marked with the biohazard symbol.

Liquid Biohazardous Waste

Liquid biohazardous waste consists mainly of bloody and bodily fluids that may be contaminated with infectious agents.

Container: All liquid biohazardous waste must be collected in leak-proof containers secured against tipping over and labeled as a biohazard. Additionally, you can place the primary liquid containers in a secondary vessel—such as a tray or bucket.

Sharp Biohazardous Waste

Sharp biohazardous waste (also referred to as sharps) consists of any medical device that comes in contact with potentially infectious biological material that is sharp enough to puncture the skin.

Container: Sharps containers are designed to be puncture-resistant, leak-proof, and safe to handle. Regardless of biohazard status, collect all sharps in such containers. In addition, label biohazardous sharps with a corresponding symbol.

Pathological Biohazardous Waste

Pathological waste includes human (or animal) organs, tissues, and body parts that are being exposed to infectious agents.

Container: To prevent potential leaks, you should double-bag pathological waste and store it similarly to liquid waste in secondary containers.

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