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What Are the Best Ways to Handle and Dispose Bio Hazardous Waste Materials

 Apart from providing you with high quality services for a friendly environment, MedClean provides information on the most crucial things you should know about medical waste management. In some cases, medical waste generators may not have the right information on how to handle some of the wastes products.

Here are some of the tips that will help you, your facility and staff to dispose bio hazardous wastes. It includes the do and don’t when handling such materials.

What Should You Put in Bio hazardous Containers?

Body fluids and blood

You are supposed to put any blood elements. Also blood contaminated articles and fluids should be put in the container. Other bodily fluids whether with blood or not should be disposed in these containers.

Surgical Specimens

This basically refers to any body parts from animals or human and tissues removed during surgical procedures or autopsy.

Laboratory Waste

There are numerous waste materials coming from laboratories that should be put in hazardous containers. Most of these materials are very contaminated and can spread infections. They include; culture mediums, microbiological cultures, specimen, attenuated vaccines and liver and any infectious agents.

Isolated Waste

In cases where there is a serious situation and people or animals are isolated, then waste coming from these areas should be treated as bio hazardous waste materials. These are mostly animals or plants isolated as listed by Center of Disease Control to be requiring Biosafety Level Precautions. These may include; secretions, exudates and excretions.

Contaminated Animals

This refers not only to animals but anything related to them and is contaminated. It includes body parts, carcasses or beddings.

Chemotherapy Waste

There is a lot of waste from the Chemotherapy department that should be disposed in bio hazardous containers. Most of these materials can be very dangerous and can spread infections. They include any spills and chemicals used in the operation.

Sharps Container

This is necessary to ensure that all the sharp materials are disposed properly. Sharp materials are known to not only cause injuries but also transmit infection in some cases. This is a combination of any waste sharp objects from the facility. It will involve needles, syringes, stylets, pipettes, razor blades and Pasteur.

Here Are Some of the Materials Not Required For Red Bag Disposing

Coke cans, drapes, gloves, paper towels, masks and packaging supplies for surgeries

Waste Not Required For the Containers

You are not required to dispose the following materials in the containers. They include; Batteries, Lead Aprons, Radioactive Material and Mercury Thermometers.