Category: Medical Waste

How Is Biohazard Waste Treated?

Certain types of medical waste are regulated and are not allowed to be sent to landfills. These include needles and syringes, human tissues or blood, human infectious and pathological wastes (i.e., biopsy waste, diseased organs). Disposal of medical waste by health care facilities is also controlled by the states to… Read more »

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Regulated Biohazard Waste By Type

Although there is no universally accepted definition for medical waste, the definitions offered by most regulatory agencies are similar. Most federal and state agencies differentiate between common medical waste and those wastes with the potential for causing infection and for which special precautions are prudent. Depending on the state, Share… Read more »

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What Is Regulated Healthcare Waste?

Regulated medical waste “RMW”, also known as ‘biohazardous’ waste or ‘infectious medical’ waste, is the portion of the waste stream that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials, thus posing a significant risk of transmitting infection. There are several key categories of waste that Share to… Read more »

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