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Regulated Medical Waste Management

Course Number: 498

Infectious Liquid Wastes

Liquid RMW generated by suctioning during surgical procedures may be decanted directly into clinical sinks (not hand washing sinks), unless prohibited by state or local regulations.7 If sink disposal is prohibited, liquid RMW must be placed into a rigid container, labeled or color coded red and double bagged using biohazard bags. The State-by-State Regulated Medical Waste Resource Locator is good resource for the OMWM to determine available options.7