Infectious Waste is made up of waste materials to be discarded that may contain infectious agents, cultures, blood products, needles, and other materials that may cause disease in humans. The safe storage, treatment, and disposal of infectious waste at Ohio University is regulated by the State of Ohio Infectious Waste Regulations. These regulations are enforced by the Ohio EPA and the Athens City-County Health Department, who inspects the campus program yearly. Ohio University maintains an Infectious Waste Management Program.
- Ohio University's Infectious Waste procedures are found in the Biosafety Manual, ch.10.
- General Infectious Waste Spill Clean-Up Procedure
- Related web resources
Commerical Infectious Waste Service
Accu Medical, a State of Ohio licensed infectious waste hauler removes infectious waste from specific campus buildings regularly, or “on call”. Each site is responsible for the cost of this service. This pickup must be arranged through the Program Manager at EHS. Contact David Schleter at 593-1662 for more information.
Infectious Waste Culture In-Lab Treatment Option
Ohio University's registration with the Ohio EPA allows for some limited treatment of infectious waste cultures. The specific procedures must be followed to maintain compliance with our permits.
RegulationsOhio EPA, Division of Solid and Infectious Waste Management
Infectious Waste Program: www.epa.state.ohio.gov/dsiwm