[Histonet] proper disposal of specimen transpot biohazard bag s

Charles.Embrey Charles.Embrey <@t> carle.com
Fri Aug 13 08:28:22 CDT 2004

Here in Illinois it is illegal to dispose of anything with a "biohazard"
symbol on it in the regular trash.  I have also felt that it was against
federal OSHA laws.
Charles Embrey
Urbana IL 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Martin [mailto:pathrm35 <@t> adelphia.net] 
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 4:01 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] proper disposal of specimen transpot biohazard bags

Fellow techs,
What is the proper disposal means for the specimen transport biohazard bags?
The bags we use say "stat" and "biohazard" on them. I always thought that
they were to be discarded in a larger biohazard bag with the other
contaminated material. My manager says that they are to be discarded in the
regular trash unless formalin or other fluid leaks in them. What is everyone
else doing?
Ron Martin
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