Biological Waste Containers - Biohazard Waste Used for Other Waste

Audit Finding: Biohazard waste boxes used for other waste

Adverse consequeces: Biohazardous waste boxes could leak chemicals or radioactive fluid onto the lab floor.

Corrective action:  Only biohazardous materials may be disposed of in the biohazardous waste containers. Remove chemical or radioactive materials from the containers and dispose of them properly. Place paper towels, equipment wrapping and cardboard boxes in the regular trash. For the proper management of these waste streams, please consult the Special Medical Waste webpage.