Arkansas Biohazard Waste Regulations

Highlighted Requirements

The Arkansas department of Health (ADH) has its own medical waste disposal policies


Arkansas’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Arkansas department of Health (ADH). The state’s solid waste regulations state that medical waste shall be managed in a way that prevents the spread of disease. Regulate all aspects of business medical waste management (i.e., accumulation, separation, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal) with reference to health care related facilities, industrial medical waste transporters and industrial medical waste.

The complete detailed disposal requirements are found in The Management of Medical Waste From General and Health Care Related Facilities for Arkansas Medical Waste Regulations.

OSHA Regulations

In addition to the state medical waste environmental regulations there are some Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules that apply to medical/infectious waste. Alaska is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Division of Labor Standards and Safety.

Contact Details

Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)

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OSHA (state)

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