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Infectious Waste Disposal

Infectious Waste Disposal

Infectious waste contains contaminants that can be infectious to humans and each type has specific local, state, and federal guidelines for proper treatment and disposal. The laws that are established on the local level may be in addition to the standard state and federals laws. Guidelines have been established to protect people, communities, and the environment. Any organization that doesn’t comply with the laws have high dollar fines that can be so restrictive that they may cause closure of a business.

There are a number of types of infectious waste, and each carries specific rules to ensure that the contents remain enclosed and safe so that nothing leaks or punctures for the exposure of the infectious agents.

Types and containers:

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