Biological Waste Containers - Improper Storage

Audit finding:    Improper storage of Biohazardous waste

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:  Do not store biohazardous waste on the floor, in hallways or in other areas accessible to the general public, where it may be mistaken for regular trash. Waste must be stored in secondary containment, or within lined biohazardous waste boxes (available from EHS). Do not overfill containers.

For proper packaging and management of biohazardous waste, consult the Special Medical Waste webpage.