Kansas Biohazard Waste Regulations

Highlighted Requirements

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Kansas’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Waste Management. The complete detailed disposal requirements are outlined in Medical Services Waste: Technical Guidance Document SW 00-01 .

OSHA Regulations

In addition to the state medical waste environmental regulations there are some Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules that apply to medical/infectious waste. Kansas is one of 26 states covered entirely by the federal OSHA program. 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.

Contact Details

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

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OSHA (federal)

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