Biohazard Waste Disposal Regulations

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Which government agency has developed a set of guidelines that are commonly used as a model for proper biohazardous waste disposal in many states?

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1. Medical equipment such as needles, syringes, and razors that can become contaminated with blood are often referred to as _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a proper disposal container for contaminated needles, syringes, or razors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking this quiz is a fast way to assess your knowledge of biohazard waste disposal regulations. You should be prepared to answer questions about the proper disposal and sterilization of medical equipment, among other details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will gauge what you know about the following:

  • The organization that developed guidelines for proper biohazardous waste disposal
  • Medical equipment that can become contaminated with blood
  • Proper disposal containers for contaminated needles, syringes, and razors
  • Sterilizing medical equipment with steam
  • Areas in which biohazardous waste materials are stored/disposed

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the entity that developed guidelines for proper biohazardous waste disposal and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the term used for medical equipment like needles, syringes, and razors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about properly disposing contaminated needles, syringes, and razors

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, check out the lesson titled Biohazard Waste Disposal Regulations. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Common biohazard waste disposal regulations practiced in most states
  • Regulations for disposal of bandages, gauze, and bed sheets
  • The standard 'biohazard' symbol
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