Infectious waste includes the following:
"Laboratory Waste" means:
- Waste cultures and stocks of
agents that are generated from a
laboratory and are infectious to
- Discarded contaminated items used
to inoculate, transfer, or otherwise
manipulate cultures or stocks of
agents that are infectious to
- Wastes from the production of
biological agents that are
infectious to humans.
- Discarded live or attenuated
vaccines that are infectious to
- Wastes that originates from
clinical or research laboratory
procedures involving communicable
infectious agents unless such waste
has been properly decontaminated by
an approved process (e.g.
- Human blood and blood components
and products made from human blood.
- Solid waste saturated with
dripping human blood or blood
products (e.g. contaminated items
that would release blood in a liquid
or a semi-liquid form, if
- Human blood products include
serum, plasma, and other blood
Regulated Human Body
Fluids " Regulated human body
- Blood and blood components.
- Cerebrospinal fluid, synovial
fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal
fluid, pericardial fluid, amniotic
fluid, semen, pus, drainage, vaginal
- Any body fluids that are visibly
contaminated with blood, that are in
containers or that drip freely or
could be released in a liquid or
semi-liquid state from soaked solid
Research Animal Waste
" Research animal waste" means:
- Carcass, body parts, and blood
derived from animals knowingly and
intentionally exposed to agents that
are infectious to humans; and/or
accidentally or naturally infected
with agents that are infectious to
humans for the purpose of research,
diagnostic, production of
biologicals and/or testing of
Animal waste generated
at UMD consists of the following:
- Non-Infected Research Animal
Waste: Animals and animal waste that
have not been in contact with agents
that are infectious to humans or are
not considered naturally infected.
- Preserved animal Waste: Preserved
animals that have been used in
teaching laboratory .
- Radioactive Research Animal Waste:
Animals and animal waste
contaminated with radioactive
- Research Animal Waste Contaminated
with Toxic Chemicals
means: Any discarded
items that can induce sub-dermal
inoculation of infectious agents, or any
item that can easily penetrate the skin,
puncture waste bags and cardboard boxes
- Needles and syringes
- Surgical, scalpel and razor
- Pasteur pipettes, capillary tubes.
- Slides and cover slips.
- Shards of contaminated glass, and
any other sharps items derived from
human or animal patient care, blood
banks, laboratories, mortuaries,
research facilities and industrial
are considered infectious waste
whether contaminated with
infectious agents or not.
B. Pathological Waste
"Pathological waste" means: Human
tissue and body parts removed by
trauma, during surgery or autopsy or
studies and which is intended for
disposal. Pathological waste does not
include teeth, hair, or nails.
Waste that the WLLSD will not accept
in their main processing plant, this
- Blood administration tubing.
- Tubing or drainage collection
devices (e.g. hemovacs, J.P.
bulbs, and suction canisters),
which cannot be emptied and/ or
rinsed from all visible blood.
- Wound dressing/ gauze, which
contains spots of blood greater
than 2 inches in diameter.
- Large volumes of tubing disposed
of in same container (e.g. waste
bag full of IV and/or ventilator
Any large items of non-contaminated
broken glass containers. This includes
bottles, burettes, beakers, test