RE: [Histonet] tissue container disposal

From:"Carlos Stolk"

Are there are different rules and regulations that determine what is and what is not legal in any given state/hospital?

Carlos Stolk
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:33 AM
To:; sotiris lakis
Subject: Re: [Histonet] tissue container disposal

The formalin in the used containers have to be emptied in the large container for formalin to be removed by a specialized contractor.
The containers can be either incinerated (if plastic) or given to the same contractor for disposal. A used container cannot be disposed off with the formalin inside.
There are some variations by state and hospital.
René J.

--- On Tue, 8/19/08, sotiris lakis  wrote:

From: sotiris lakis 
Subject: [Histonet] tissue container disposal
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 11:01 AM

Hello everybody,

I know disposal policies might differ between countries but we seem to be
facing a dead end concerning used empty tissue containers with formaldehyde
remnants. We are provided with a toxic waste container for liquids and special
bags for biohazardous material. There seems to be some confusion among
colleagues so I would appreciate it if someone could give us an idea about the
best way to solve the problem.     

S. Lakis
Resident in Pathology

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