Packaging and labeling of RMW is the responsibility of the business that generates medical waste. All waste must be packaged in authorized red bags or appropriate containers. The surface of the bags or containers should be clearly marked “bio-medical waste” or “bio-hazardous waste”. The container, bag or box must bear the facility name, address, telephone number, and name of contact person. Proper packaging is the responsibility of the facility generating regulated medical waste. Businesses are also responsible for training employees in the safe handling, transport, and disposal of regulated medical waste. Training must be completed every 3 years.
Contact the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the US Department of Transportation for more information.
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