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CLSI GP05

Clinical Laboratory Waste Management; Approved Guideline

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Organization: CLSI
Publication Date: 1 January 2011
Status: active
Page Count: 88
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This guideline is intended to provide information to clinical laboratories about the safe handling and disposal of hazardous wastes. It provides a brief summary of the relevant US federal regulations and laws related to laboratory waste management including chemical, infectious, radioactive, sharps, multihazardous, and nonhazardous waste. It further emphasizes methods for avoiding waste generation (source reduction) and reducing the volume and toxicity of unavoidable wastes (waste minimization); and provides options for handling, packaging, labeling, storing, recycling, transporting, treating, and disposing of each type of waste. The use of this guideline is not a substitute for awareness of current local, state, and federal regulations. The guideline itself should not be construed as a regulation. Despite the many similarities of clinical laboratories to one another, differences do exist; no single laboratory waste management program is appropriate for all facilities. This guideline should, however, provide a basis for the comprehensive waste management program in the user's laboratory. Although GP05-A3 may serve as a useful resource for a wider audience, it is based on US regulations and is intended for use primarily in the United States.

Document History

CLSI GP05
January 1, 2011
Clinical Laboratory Waste Management; Approved Guideline
This guideline is intended to provide information to clinical laboratories about the safe handling and disposal of hazardous wastes. It provides a brief summary of the relevant US federal regulations...
March 1, 2002
Clinical Laboratory Waste Management; Approved Guideline
All clinical laboratories consume materials that are hazardous. Such use generates waste that is hazardous. The majority of the waste resulting from laboratory operations is not hazardous, but that...
January 1, 2002
Clinical Laboratory Waste Management
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1991
Clinical Laboratory Waste Management; Tentative Guideline
A description is not available for this item.

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