South Dakota’s medical waste disposal regulations are managed by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Hazardous Waste Program. The complete detailed disposal requirements are outlined in 74:35 Medical Waste .
In addition to the state medical waste environmental regulations there are some Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules that apply to medical/infectious waste. Alabama 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.
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Hazardous Waste Program
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