cover-19 regulated medical waste management

COVID-19 Waste Packaging Guidelines

COVID-19 Waste Packaging Guidelines

Regulated Medical Waste

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical waste that may be contaminated with COVID-19 should be disposed of using routine Regulated Medical Waste disposal procedures. Here’s how to properly package waste.

Place regulated medical waste or closed DISPOSABLE sharps containers into the red bag and properly tie off the bag.

COVID-19 Waste Packaging Guidelines

BAGS REQUIRE A VERY SECURE KNOT; PREFERABLY A HAND-TIED GOOSENECK KNOT.

COVID-19 Waste Packaging Guidelines

Medical waste placed inside of boxes should not be visible once the outer container has been closed.

RMW PLACED INSIDE CONTAINERS SHOULD NOT BE VISIBLE. DO NOT OVERFILL!

overfilled red medical waste container
Overfilled white medical waste box
Do not overfill bags and containers by attempting to compress waste with hands, feet or by any other means. Once a bag is placed inside of another container, allow enough room to safely close and seal the outer container. The inner container should not be visible once the outer container has been closed.
Preparing Your Medical Waste: What goes in the Red Biohazard Bag
A Five Step Guide to Prepare Medical Waste for Pickup and Transportation
COVID-19 Warns about appropriate Regulated Medical Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Handling Compliance Training

A CRUCIAL COMPONENT FOR SAFE HANDLING, PACKAGING AND DISPOSAL OF REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE

Now more than ever it is important that all employees who handle regulated medical waste, the could be contaminated with COVID-19, understand their responsibilities to keep themselves and others safe.
The CDC says COVID-19 contaminated waste requires no additional special handling but are your employees following the standard guidelines? Do they understand the rules? Now is a great time to take a moment to find out.
Use the resources we’ve provided here to examine the training compliance guidelines and make sure your organization is following them.
Whose responsibility is it? You and your waste management company.
What could happen without Waste Handling Compliance Training
Training documents your medical office must have on file