TECHNIQUES FOR TREATMENT OF REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE
Types of RMW
Cultures & Stocks Of
Infectious Agents &
Human Blood & Blood
Carcasses, Body Parts &
Other Wastes Mixed In
Discharge to sanitary sewer for treatment in municipal sewerage system
provided that the secondary treatment is available.
For aesthetic reasons, steam sterilization should be followed by
incineration of the treated waste or by grinding, in accordance with the
National, State and Community regulations.
Handling by a mortician (burial or cremation.
Limited to 10% moisture by weight and
1% metallic content by weight.
TECHNIQUES FOR TREATMENT OF
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulation 40 CFR 261-265
implementing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC
EPA Regulation 40 CFR Parts 22 and 259, the Medical Waste Tracking Act.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulation 49 CFR 171-181, Hazardous
DOT Regulation 49 CFR 173.386, The Etiologic Waste Act (EWA).
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Regulation 29 CFR
OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134.
OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030.