Flashcards in 3506 Infectious Waste Management (ems Operations) Deck (16):
Who is responsible for Maintaining this document.
Assistant Chief of Administration/Technology or designee
Who shall provide initial and annual training
on infectious waste handling to TFD personnel during the annual blood-borne
The EMS Training Program Manager
The Fire Garage Supervisor shall contact the infectious waste removal contractor
for pick-up of full biological hazardous waste boxes within?
7 days of their arrival at the Fire Garage.
The TFD Messenger shall do what with full biohazard station boxes.
1. Pick up full biohazard station boxes.
2. Ensure stations have replacement boxes, lids, and liner bags.
3. Take full boxes to designated storage site.
4. Notify the Fire Garage Supervisor when a full biological hazardous waste
box has been moved to the infectious waste storage site located at the Fire
Garage (3401-B South Orchard St.)
Biological hazardous waste
Blood, tissue and OPIM that is assumed to be potentially infectious and is therefore handled according to infectious waste
Waste capable of causing an infectious disease via exposure to a pathogenic organism of sufficient virulence and dosage through a portal of entry in a susceptible host.
Organisms capable of producing disease.
The IDCO shall be notified in the event of an infectious waste spill that
either one-liter of fluid or 32 gallons of solids.
Along with thE IDCO, who else shall be notified in the event of an infectious waste spill that exceeds either one-liter of fluid or 32 gallons of solids.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department shall be notified of such spills.
Spills exceeding either one-liter of fluid or 32 gallons of solids shall be recorded on?
Spills exceeding these thresholds shall be recorded on the Infectious Waste Spill Log.
The Assistant Chief of Administration/Technology shall retain the following for a minimum of three years?
a. All infectious waste correspondence.
b. All infectious waste disposal receipts.
c. All infectious waste spill logs.
Sharps waste containers shall be considered “full” when?
they reach three-quarters capacity at which time they will be secured and placed in the
biological hazardous waste box at the station.
Who is the current waste disposal contractor for TFD?
Murreys Disposal Company, Inc.
In the event Murreys Disposal Company. is not available, who is the alternate
What is the procedure When sharps waste container is full?
a. Close the container.
b. Tape the lid securely so needles can’t fall out of the container.
c. Place the container in the designated biological hazardous waste
d. Never put any sharps in the biological hazardous waste box without sealing them.