Potentially Biohazardous Waste

Medical staff putting a needle into a sharps container.
Potentially infectious material must be properly labeled and stored.

It is of the utmost importance that infectious waste be safely contained.

  • Infectious waste should be placed in specially designed containers constructed to contain the contents.
  • The containers need to be leak-proof, labeled or color coded, and closed prior to removal to prevent spills.
  • If a container is leaking, place it in a secondary leak-proof container.