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Biomedical Waste

Florida Department of Health in Broward County



Oversight of Biomedical Waste management is conducted to assure proper identification, segregation, containment, storage and labeling of Biomedical Waste. What is Biomedical Waste? Biomedical Waste is:

  • Any liquid or solid waste that may present a threat of infection to humans
  • Liquid Waste: Blood and any other body fluids from humans
  • Solid Waste: Syringes, needles, clothing, towels, rags, sheets, gloves, plastic bags, or any objects soiled with blood or other body fluids

Additional Information:

 Florida Department of Health - Biomedical Waste external_link