Read the following articles:
- Medical Waste Management Practices vary Across Canada (Links to an external site.)
- Too Much of a Good Thing (Links to an external site.)
- Regulated Medical Waste-Overview (Links to an external site.)
If you are in the US, view the State-by-State Regulated Medical Waste Resource Locator, (Links to an external site.) and select your state. If you are outside the US or Canada, research medical waste regulations where you are.
Summarize briefly (do not copy) the definition of medical or biomedical waste in your jurisdiction. Is the definition complicated or straightforward?
Summarize briefly (do not copy) generator requirements, if any.
Identify an industry or business outside the healthcare profession that might need to manage medical waste. What challenges do employers and business owners have when managing medical waste?