Biohazard waste consists of body fluids like urine and blood, along with any tools, equipment or materials that have been contaminated with body fluids, like needles. Biohazard waste can’t be disposed of in the General Waste due to the potential of coming into contact with people or animals that could be infected or get ill.
It is vital that biohazardous waste is disposed of responsibly. We use bright yellow and orange coloured waste bagsto help waste disposal staff quickly identify hazardous clinical waste. Here’s what to do with a biohazard bag of waste.
Day-to-day operations in a medical laboratory are highly likely to involve the examination, and handling, of bodily fluids and tissues. After examination, all body fluids and tissues are classed as biohazardous waste and must be disposed of usingbiohazard waste equipment.
Samples in a lab are often there to be investigated for abnormalities. Because of this, all waste material is generally treated as potentially infectious. The upkeep of stringent cleaning and waste disposal protocols is of the highest importance to make sure everything that all biohazardous waste is removed.
Having abiohazard kit to hand is the best way to be prepared for a biohazard spill situation. A biohazard kit contains everything you need to remove a biohazard and clean the affected area while keeping yourself and your staff and customers out of harm’s way. Afterwards, all materials used to clean up can be disposed of in the yellowbiohazard bag provided, meaning you don’t need to get rid of any of your own cleaning supplies and nothing is cross-contaminated.
Yellow biohazard bags are designed to help us deal with high-risk, infectious material that could harm people, animals, and plants if not disposed of responsible through incineration. Find out what should and should not go into a yellow biohazard bag here.
Following the global Covid-19 pandemic, we are more aware than ever of the potential for contamination through bodily fluids and the possibly disastrous effects resulting from this. We know that simply wiping a table down with a cloth isn’t enough to remove harmful residue that can remain infectious for days.
As for disinfecting surfaces to neutralise Covid-19, a surface sanitiser is ideal. But when it comes to cleaning up more substantial biological hazards, a biohazard kit is required. A biohazard kit will allow a person to remove the biohazard and disinfect the area without leaving a trace of anything harmful. So what is a biohazard spill kit used for?
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