From:Lee & Peggy Wenk <>

15 responses -

1 from (I believe) an animal lab, as they incinerate their towels along with
the animal tissue. They have their own incinerator.

3 from labs whose hospitals say - if the towel is dripping with blood, then
it is biohazardous and needs to be disposed of in the biohazard bin.
the towels are disposed of in the regular trash. (an aside - the histotechs
reporting from the 3 labs didn't appear to be too happy with this.)

11 from labs that dispose of all towels, pads, gauze, etc. from the
grossing rooms via biohazardous containers.

Thanks for your input. I'm bringing this up at our Safety Committee
meeting next week.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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