Figure 2-6. Barrel filter grease trap.
FIELD DISPOSAL OF REGULATED MEDICAL (INFECTIOUS) WASTE
a. Refer to Lesson 1 of this subcourse for the definition of regulated medical
waste and those responsible to ensure that regulated medical waste is handled properly
at an installation. However, in a field environment, there is an increase in the
possibilities of personnel being exposed to regulated medical waste since personnel are
in a less standardized and sterile environment Additional sanitary measures need to
be incorporated by unit users and medical personnel. Because of the greater risk for
contracting an infection or disease from regulated medical waste, preventive medicine
personnel need to be more conscious of the environment, the conditions, and safety
procedures in handling and disposing of regulated medical waste. Potentially regulated
medical waste materials/fluids include:
(2) Pathological wastes (tissues, organs, and body parts).
(3) Human blood and blood parts (items saturated with blood).
(4) Isolation ward wastes.
(5) Culture and stocks.