OSHA Compliance: What Are 5 “Can’t-Miss” Areas for Color Coding and Biohazard Labeling?

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Three signals can alert you to the presence of a biohazard or biohazardous waste:

  • The word “biohazard”
  • The biohazard symbol, or
  • The fluorescent orange or orange-red color-coding

Source: CFR 1910.1030(g)(1)(i)(C)

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Biohazard Waste, OSHA Compliance Program, biohazard labels

Sharps Containers: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 04:28 PM

To dispose of needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharps, ask these 8 questions to help determine the types of sharps containers you need.

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Topics: Stericycle, Biohazardous Waste, Biohazard Waste, Sharps Container, Sharps Disposal, Sharps Containers, Sharp Container Disposal, Sharp Container

How to Properly Package Medical Waste in 6 Simple Steps

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 10:22 AM

The healthcare facility or business that throws away (generates) medical waste is responsible for preparing the red bag waste for pickup. This is called “packaging” medical waste. Proper packaging starts with ensuring appropriate setup, suitable types of red bags, and acceptable disposal of items in the red bag.



1. Set up your medical waste container.

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Topics: Stericycle, Medical Waste Disposal, Medical Waste, Medical Waste Disposal Company, Medical Waste Packaging, Biohazardous Waste, Medical Waste Management, Biomedical Waste, Biohazard Waste, waste compliance, Red Bag Medical Waste, Red Bag Disposal, Removal of Medical Waste, Regulatory Compliance, Red Bag Waste, Medical Waste Disposal System, How to Package Medical Waste, Package Medical Waste, Healthcare Compliance, Clinical Waste, Biomedical Waste Management, Clinical Waste Disposal, Hospital Waste Management

Quiz: Test Your "Red Bag" Medical Waste IQ

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 04:00 PM

Test Your "Red Bag" Medical Waste IQred-bag-waste

Select the items that you should dispose in the red bag, labeled as "biohazard waste."

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Disposal, Stericycle, Medical Waste Disposal, Biohazard Waste, waste compliance, IQ, Red Bag Medical Waste, Red Bag Disposal, Bulk Chemo, Removal of Medical Waste, Segregating Waste

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