Red Bags Recap: Sharps, Agencies, Classifications, and More!

Keeping up with medical waste news can be difficult, but here we have the stories you may have missed this week from the Red Bags blog.

Know Your Sharps Facts

To understand the details of medical waste, you should be familiar with some of the compliance facts, and that includes sharps handling and disposal. But sharps waste is not just about needles. Because sharps may be contaminated with infectious disease, it’s important to know what is considered sharps waste and how to handle and dispose of it properly. Get the sharps lowdown on our sharps fact sheet.

Medical Waste Classifications: Why They Matter

Understanding the importance of medical waste classification will determine how and when the waste is disposed of. It’s important to note that not all medical waste can be packaged together, so it’s imperative to separate waste into containers for compliance reasons. Of course, depending on your state, how you classify medical waste may change slightly. How does the World Health Organization, independent states, and OSHA categorize medical waste? Here’s the 411 on medical waste classifications.

So, You Think You Know Red Bag Waste?

As the name suggests, a red bag is a red plastic bag, but it is only used for certain types of waste. Do you know what is considered red bag waste and how to dispose of it? Test your red bag waste IQ with our online quiz!

State Requirements

Every state manages medical waste independently, and while some states are similar, many differ greatly. Here’s what you missed in medical waste requirements by state:

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