[Histonet] Disposal of surgical specimens
I know this subject has been previously discussed but
now it has become an issue at our facility. We are a
small hospital processing about 5,000 surgicals/year.
Currently, we dispose of the specimens with fixative
by placing them in biohazard containers and then
hauled off site. The safety committee now has concerns
that the specimen is a biohazard and the formain is a
hazardous waste and should be separated for disposal
purposes. We are interested in how other hospitals
handle this. Any suggestions would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you!
Linda Stirpe, HT(ASCP)
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