Develop a formal waste management plan

our plan should include how to properly manage regulated medical waste. Share your plan’s goals with staff so that everyone is on the same page. Review your plan at least annually for potential policy or process changes. Provide staff educating at orientation, periodically thereafter and when policy or process revisions are made.

Separate “red bag waste” containers from solid waste collection containers. It is easy for staff to drop items in the wrong bin when they are side by side.

Color code containers to help ensure appropriate separation of wastes. For example, use red containers for “red bag waste” and green containers for recycling.

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