[Histonet] Re: Broken glass and Paraffin Block Disposal
SUBJECT: USED SLIDES AND BLOCKS DISPOSAL
The laboratory must dispose of its waste in a responsible manner,
consistent with hospital policy, municipal, state and federal regulations.
Therefore, to protect the safety of others and to meet regulatory
requirements, laboratory waste disposal must be accomplished with care.
1. Used glass slides:
a. Are to be disposed of as regulated medical waste.
b. Dispose of used glass slides from the histology laboratory into
approved red sharps containers.
c. Do not overfill container.
d. Close securely.
e. Call environmental services for pick-up.
f. Environmental Services will follow hospital policy for disposal of
regulated medical waste.
2. Used paraffin blocks:
a. The Director of Laboratories must approve of any blocks for disposal.
g. Blocks are to be disposed of as regulated medical waste.
b. Dispose of blocks in approved sturdy biomedical waste container,
double lined with red bags.
c. Do not exceed 30 pounds weight per box.
d. Close securely.
e. Label Clearly: “ Pathology Waste for Incineration Only.”
f. Call environmental services for pick-up.
g. Environmental Services will follow hospital policy for incineration
of regulated medical waste.
Adjust the verbage to comply with your hospital/pathologist/CAP
requirements. Good luck.
Renee Grow, BA., HT (ASCP)
Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804-5016
(865) 977-5766 Fax
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 09:57:53 -0600
From: "Scott, Allison D"
Subject: [Histonet] Broken glass and Paraffin Block Disposal
If anyone has a procedure for the disposal of used glass and paraffin
that they are willing to share, I would greatly appreciate it. We are
surveyed by CAP in 2 weeks. This is in regards to ANP.27150 on the AP
checklist. Thanks in advance.
Allison Scott HT(ASCP)
Houston, Texas 77026
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