Biohazard is not only radioactive or hazardous chemical materials. Biohazard is defined as “A risk to human health or the environment arising from biological work.”
Human blood, fluids and matter, for example, once outside the body, are considered biohazard because they contain pathogens (viruses and bacteria) that can cause disease.
What is Considered Biohazard Waste?
- Human blood and blood products in liquid or semi-liquid form and everything saturated with it.
- Human body fluids: Semen, cerebral spinal fluid, amniotic fluid, synovial fluid, pericardial fluid, saliva etc.
- Pathological waste: human tissue, organs, and body parts.
- Microbiological waste: laboratory waste such as discarded specimen cultures, blood and body fluids in lab containers, results of cultures etc.
- Animal Waste: carcasses, body parts and any bedding materials
- Sharps waste: Medical needles, syringes and lancets.
How to Dispose of Biohazard Waste?
The Waste Programs Division of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has developed guidelines to help minimize the health risks associated with the handling and disposal of biohazard waste. It includes labeling, packaging, transporting and disposal. The rules are complicated, but BioTeamAZ has the experience to complete your service safely and professionally.
What Will BioTeamAZ Do?
We are available for emergencies 24/7 and deal with your needs in a professional and quick manner.
- We will pack all the waste in clearly marked bags.
- We will clean and disinfect the area.
- We will transport the waste according to regulations.
- We will dispose of the waste in a designated area.
- If odors are present, BioTeamAZ will clean the air and eliminate the smell