Biomedical Hazards and Waste

Follow these safe work practices to reduce the risk of exposure:

  • Use sharps disposal containers, self-sheathing needles, safer medical devices and needle-less systems.
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) to handle any item contaminated with blood and/or bodily fluids.
  • Dispose of all biomedical waste properly in a red bag at the point of origin.

In the event of accidental blood exposure, immediately wash/flush the affected area thoroughly with water.

Hazardous Exposure

Should you be exposed to a hazardous chemical, contact the AOD to access the appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS). It will include all needed information regarding hazards, processes and protective measures.