- Duke University Medical Waste Management Policy
- Autoclaving waste
- Biohazard Containers in Clinical Areas
- Spills and Exposures
Biological waste includes untreated regulated medical waste and biological materials generated from research, diagnostic, and/or teaching activities during manipulation or cleanup procedures. Duke University and Health System must manage these types of waste in order to minimize potential personnel exposures and to assure environmentally sound disposal of biological waste.
Regulated medical waste means blood and body fluids in individual containers in volumes greater than 20 ml, microbiological waste, and pathological waste that have not been treated. Regulated medical waste must be treated prior to disposal.