There are four main categories of medical waste, including Sharps, Biological Waste, Cultures and Stocks and Pathological Waste. The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard uses the term, "regulated waste," to refer to the following categories of waste:
If your facility generates any of the above types of medical waste, you are required as a matter of law to follow certain procedures to properly package and dispose of your waste. Following are general guideline and we recommend that you take all steps to ensure that you are complying with your individual state regulations.
General guidelines in packaging “Red Bag” medical waste:
General guidelines in packaging “Sharps” waste: