(b) All infectious waste is placed inside a protective carton.
(c) The carton is labeled with biohazard symbol and is handled only by
trained personnel throughout delivery to an incinerator or autoclave.
(d) All blood specimens are placed in well constructed containers with
secured lids to prevent leaking during transport.
d. Recommended biosafety practices for laboratory personnel:
(1) Universal precautions. Universal blood and body fluids precautions
(a) All specimens are handled as potentially infectious.
(b) Safest approach.
(c) Easier to remember one set of guidelines.
(d) Should be practiced when working with donors/patients and handling
(2) Infection control training. Infection control training should include:
(a) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
transmission and the results of exposure to these diseases.
(b) Types of protective clothing available to include how and when to use
(3) Biosafety training. Biosafety training should include:
(a) Recognition, understanding, and handling biohazards.
(b) Understanding procedures and how they relate to their work.
(c) Location and proper use of personal protective equipment and clothing.
(d) Use of universal precautions.
(e) How to clean up potentially hazardous spills and how to report spills
and possible exposure to infectious agents.
(f) Procedures to be used if exposed to blood or body fluid.