Infectious Waste Disposal

Infectious Waste Disposal


State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-3300
Fax: (303)759-5355
Non-household generators of infectious waste must develop and implement an on-site infectious waste management plan appropriate for their particular facility. This plan must be available to the hauler of the waste, to the disposal facility, and to the licensing or regulatory agency. The plan must include the designation of infectious waste, provisions for the handling of that waste, staff training, contingency planning for spills or loss of containment, the designation of a person responsible for implementation of the plan, and provisions for appropriate on and off-site treatment or final disposal. [25-15-403 CRS]

Link:  http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hm/infects.pdf

Commercial or quasi-commercial (hospital doing treatment for its own clinics) treatment facility: state works in concert with local government (city or county) which issues certification of designation
Federal
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
1391 Speer Boulevard, Suite 210
Denver , CO   80204
(303)844-5285
(800)755-7090
Fax: (303)844-6676
OSHA has developed the blood borne pathogen rule in 29 CFR 1910.1030. This applies to all employees who may reasonably anticipate being occupationally exposed to blood, body fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.

Link:  http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html

Federal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
999 18th Street, Suite 500
DENVER , CO   80202-2405
(303)312-6940
Fax: (303)312-6961
The EPA has jurisdiction over medical waste treatment technologies that claim to reduce the infectiousness of the waste (i.e. that claim any antimicrobial activity) by use of a chemical. Companies wishing to make such claims must register their product through EPA’s Office of Pesticide, Antimicrobial Division.

Link:  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/antimic.htm

Federal
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington , DC   20590
(800)467-4922
Infectious substances, including regulated medical waste, are regulated by the U.S. DOT under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180). An infectious substance may not be transported unless the requirements of these regulations are met, including container packaging specifications and labeling.

Link:  http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubtrain/infect.pdf

Infectious Waste Disposal

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State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-3300
Fax: (303)759-5355
Non-household generators of infectious waste must develop and implement an on-site infectious waste management plan appropriate for their particular facility. This plan must be available to the hauler of the waste, to the disposal facility, and to the licensing or regulatory agency. The plan must include the designation of infectious waste, provisions for the handling of that waste, staff training, contingency planning for spills or loss of containment, the designation of a person responsible for implementation of the plan, and provisions for appropriate on and off-site treatment or final disposal. [25-15-403 CRS]

Link:  http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hm/infects.pdf

Commercial or quasi-commercial (hospital doing treatment for its own clinics) treatment facility: state works in concert with local government (city or county) which issues certification of designation
Federal
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
1391 Speer Boulevard, Suite 210
Denver , CO   80204
(303)844-5285
(800)755-7090
Fax: (303)844-6676
OSHA has developed the blood borne pathogen rule in 29 CFR 1910.1030. This applies to all employees who may reasonably anticipate being occupationally exposed to blood, body fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.

Link:  http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html

Federal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
999 18th Street, Suite 500
DENVER , CO   80202-2405
(303)312-6940
Fax: (303)312-6961
The EPA has jurisdiction over medical waste treatment technologies that claim to reduce the infectiousness of the waste (i.e. that claim any antimicrobial activity) by use of a chemical. Companies wishing to make such claims must register their product through EPA’s Office of Pesticide, Antimicrobial Division.

Link:  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/antimic.htm

Federal
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington , DC   20590
(800)467-4922
Infectious substances, including regulated medical waste, are regulated by the U.S. DOT under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180). An infectious substance may not be transported unless the requirements of these regulations are met, including container packaging specifications and labeling.

Link:  http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubtrain/infect.pdf

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us