What Are Biohazardous Waste Bags?

Posted by | October 26, 2016 11:59 PM

Biohazard waste is generally defined as any waste contaminated with potentially infectious agents or materials that may pose a threat to public health or the environment. Biohazardous waste bags are what will collect theses agents or materials. Biohazardous waste differs from medical waste. Medical waste is generated in labs or clinical settings that is not contaminated, but could appear hazardous to outsiders. While Biohazardous waste, aka infectious waste, is waste contaminated with potentially infectious agents or other materials that that are deemed a threat to public health/environment.

Why Do We Need Special Bags?

Without biohazardous waste bags, there is a huge risk for local wildlife contamination and personal injury. If one had to dispose of their medical waste in a normal garbage bag, there would be a good chance that infectious materials would leak into our water system.

Also, it is a required law that biohazardous waste is disposed of within a set of requirements. These biohazard waste bags are imperative in this process. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the federal agency that enforces these requirements.

Where Can I Get These Bags?

MedPro Disposal offers an array of medical waste disposal services. From simply disposing of your medical waste, to removing your all unused/expired pharmaceuticals, MedPro Disposal can handle it all. Using our medical waste disposal program, you will receive a biohazardous waste bag to collect any waste contaminated with potentially infectious agents or materials that may pose a threat to public health and the environment.

Comment