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Proper Segregation of Regulated Medical Waste and other waste materials in a Healthcare setting. WASTE SEGREGATION GUIDELINES. Biohazardous waste is highly regulated. Some of the regulatory agencies who have jurisdiction over medical waste at Federal and local levels include:.

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proper segregation of regulated medical waste and other waste materials in a healthcare setting

Proper Segregation of Regulated Medical Waste and other waste materials in a Healthcare setting.

waste segregation guidelines
WASTE SEGREGATION GUIDELINES

Biohazardous waste is highly regulated. Some of the regulatory agencies who have jurisdiction over medical waste at Federal and local levels include:

  • Department of Transportation
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Joint Commission
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Violations of applicable regulations can range from a few hundred dollars to several hundred thousand dollars.

different waste categories
DIFFERENT WASTE CATEGORIES
  • Regulated Medical Waste
    • Sterilization
    • Incineration
  • Municipal Solid Waste
    • Land-filled
    • Recycled
  • Hazardous Waste (highly regulated)
    • Special treatment and disposal methods
destruction process
Destruction Process

What Happens to the Regulated Medical Waste When it Leaves the Hospital?

  • Autoclaved – Steam Heat Process (300+ degrees)

or

  • Incineration – Fire (1900+ degrees)

or

Electro Thermal Deactivation (ETD

(High Frequency Radio Waves)

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