Biological Waste Containers - Broken Glassware Boxes Used Improperly

Audit finding:   Broken glassware boxes used improperly

Adverse consequence(s):  The improper handling of biological waste can result in injuries to employees, damage to the environment, and fines from regulatory agencies

Corrective action:  Broken glassware boxes must be lined with durable plastic bags. The boxes may only be used for the disposal of non-infectious, non-contaminated glassware. No biohazardous, chemical, or radioactive materials can go into these containers. Paper towels, gloves and other debris must be placed in the regular trash.

Gloves, used paper towels, contaminated Petri dishes, etc should not be disposed of in broken glassware boxes.