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What are disposal medical waste bag used for

Disposal medical waste bags
Disposal medical waste bags(alsl known as Biohazard & Medical Waste Bag) are specially made to contain medical or biohazardous waste.
What exactly should go in them and what should go in the trash? Use these bags to dispose of solid or liquid items contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). OPIM can be classified as:
Human bodily fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva that contains blood (i.e., from a dental procedure), any bodily fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood, and all bodily fluids where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between bodily flu. Any unfixed human tissue or organ from a human.

Dispose of biohazardous waste in disposal medical waste bags. Only biohazardous waste should be placed inside disposal medical waste bags for disposal.
Dispose of items such as plastic vaginal speculums, used specimen swabs, used glucose test strips, urine dipsticks, blood-soaked drapes and gloves, and anything contaminated with OPIM in a disposal medical waste bags.
Check the integrity of the red bag before lining it in the medical waste bin.
Contain sharps in a closed and locked sharps container before placing them in a disposal medical waste bags.
Segregate and label human pathological waste before putting in the bag.
Make sure to seal the disposal medical waste bags after removing it from the waste disposal bin.
Wear personal protective equipment (gloves, apron, face mask and eye protection) when handling, changing or transporting disposal medical waste bags.

What Not to Put in a disposal medical waste bags:
Chemicals, such as formaldehyde, corrosives, alcohol, waste oils, solvents and developers
Radioactive waste
Materials that contain lead
Pharmaceutical waste
Hazardous waste, such as batteries, heavy metals and light bulbs
Human remains, such as cadavers, complete torsos and fetal remains
Compressed gas cylinders, inhalers or aerosol cans, even if the container is empty
Chemotherapy waste
Glass thermometers, sphygmomanometers and any medical device or solutions containing mercury
Mercury-containing dental waste, such as non-contact and contact amalgam products, chairside traps, amalgam sludge or vacuum pump filters, extracted teeth with mercury fillings or empty amalgam capsules
Uncontaminated solid waste such as food wrappers and beverage containers — place these items in a regular trash bag
Empty intravenous bags and tubing, unless visible blood is present
And remember: disposal medical waste bags must never be disposed of or collected by municipal or city waste collectors. Only licensed medical waste contractors are allowed to collect and dispose of filled disposal medical waste bags.
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