and blood products, bandages, contaminated animal carcasses, tissue specimens,
dressings, surgical waste, sharps, materials contaminated with blood, and body
exudates or excreta.
to the Final Standard for Occupational Exposure
Pathogens, 29 CFR 1910.1030 is published in the Federal Register, Vol.56, No.
235, Friday, 6 December 1991, Rules and Regulations. The Federal Register's
rules and regulations, to include this standard, became effective on 6 March
NOTE: Bloodborne pathogens mean pathogenic microorganisms that are present in
human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but
are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus
NOTE: Contaminated laundry means laundry that has been soiled with blood or other
potentially infectious materials or may contain sharps (discussed later).
NOTE: Sharps consist of needles, syringes, broken glass, and other used or unused
items. Immediately following use, these instruments are to be placed in rigid,
impervious containers. Needles and syringes should not be capped, clipped, or
otherwise intentionally broken or destroyed prior to being placed into the
NOTE: Used or unused sharps means any object that can penetrate the skin including,
(but not limited to) needles, scalpels, broken glass, broken capillary tubes, and
exposed ends of dental wires.
f. Recycled Waste (Salvaged Waste). Recycled wastes such as old automatic
data processing equipment (ADPE), audiovisual equipment, typewriters, etc.
g. Hazardous Waste. Hazardous waste from industrial processes includes
alcohols, acids, used solvents, and material containing heavy metals. Other hazardous
wastes include toxic, air pollutants, paints, and other liquids containing solvents, and
chemical substances or mixtures. The term does not include petroleum (including crude
oil or any fraction thereof, natural gas, natural gas liquids, or synthetic gas). The
Environmental Science Officer can provide the assistance. A list of these hazardous
wastes is found in 40 CFR 302.4 and each is identified in 40 CFR section 261.2 or
applicable foreign law, rule, or regulation.
(1) lgnitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and/or toxicity materials. For ignitability,
corrosivity, reactivity, and/or toxicity materials, toxicity will probably be measured
through the use of the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), which tests
for organic and inorganic compounds and insecticides/herbicides under specified
conditions believed to simulate leaching.