Hawaii Biohazard Waste Regulations
Hawaii’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Hawaii Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health. The complete detailed disposal requirements are outlined in Management and Disposal of Infectious Waste .
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. Hawaii is one of 24 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA rules (Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standards) impact various aspects of medical/infectious waste, including management of sharps, requirements for containers that hold or store medical/infectious waste, labeling of medical/infectious waste bags/containers, and employee training.