Montana Biohazard Waste Regulations
Montana’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the Department of Environmental Quality. The complete detailed disposal requirements are outlined in the Montana Infectious Waste Management Act (PDF) .
In addition to the state medical waste environmental regulations there are some Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules that apply to medical/infectious waste. Montana 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.