Biosafety Hazardous Waste Handling and Disposal (Update Available)
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This course teaches basic precautions against the transmission of infection from biohazardous waste in the workplace. It describes the various categories of biohazardous waste and how infection can be transmitted by biohazardous waste. It also outlines standard safety precautions against transmission, and guidelines for the safe storage, treatment, and disposal of biohazardous waste. It also describes the steps for cleaning up a biohazardous spillage. This course was developed with subject matter provided by Ava Dykes, PhD, of Winn Forensics, LLC, a professional services company focusing on corporate, business, and personal safety training as well as consulting on occupational injury matters. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.
Employees who handle or have responsibility for disposing of biological hazardous waste, including healthcare workers, dental workers, waste management personnel, maintenance personnel, school custodians, and housekeeping staff