Maryland  Biohazard Waste Regulations

Highlighted Requirements

A generator may not treat, store, dispose of, transport, or offer for transportation, special medical waste without having received a Maryland identification number from the state.


Medical Waste Biohazard Disposal

Maryland’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Maryland Department of Environment. The complete detailed disposal requirements are outlined at the Department of Environment websitelink-arrow .

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. Maryland is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Division. 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

Maryland Department of the Environment Hazardous Waste Program

Phone Icon : (410) 537-3356

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OSHA (state)

Phone Icon : (410) 230-6001

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