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OSHA: Medical Waste Management

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course provides an overview of the waste management process in a healthcare facility. It discusses the types of waste generated in a healthcare facility, the signs and symbols that alert staff to the presence of a hazard, and the types of containers that are appropriate for collecting waste. Learners also walk through the waste life cycle so they can understand their role in effectively managing waste in their facility.

The course concludes with handling medical waste in the home.

This course meets the regulatory standards outlined in 29 CFR 1910.1030

Estimated Runtime: 20 minutes
Last Updated January 1, 2024
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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