[Histonet] Disposal of surgical specimens

From:Linda Stirpe

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)
Corning Hospital
Corning, NY  

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