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Wisconsin Infectious Medical Waste Disposal. In Wisconsin medical waste is known as Infectious Waste. Infectious waste – also known as biohazardous, red bag or regulated medical waste – must be segregated from other waste types and disinfected before it is disposed of. According to the Wisconsin DNR, there is minimal difference between infectious waste and medical waste. Basically, infectious waste is waste that can pass on infectious diseases to people or animals, such as sharps (including hypodermic needles, syringes, and lancets), blood or human tissue. Medical waste is infectious waste plus any non-infectious waste that may be mixed with them.
According to Wisconsin’s statues, s. 287.07(7)(c)1.c Infectious waste means solid waste that contains pathogens with sufficient virulence and in sufficient quantity that exposure of a susceptible human or animal to the solid waste could cause the human or animal to contract an infectious disease.
And statue s. 299.51(1)(b) defines medical waste. Medical waste means infectious waste, as defined above, and other waste that contains or may be mixed with infectious waste.
Medical waste does not mean all of the waste produced in a healthcare setting. Non-infectious materials from a healthcare facility are considered to be “medical waste” only if the generator mixes them with infectious waste or manages them as though they are infectious waste. Any other waste materials from a healthcare facility are not considered “medical waste” under Wisconsin law. If possible, these non-infectious items should be reused or recycled.
Sharps, including unused or disinfected sharps that are being discarded, such as hypodermic needles, syringes with needles, scalpel blades, lancets, broken glass or rigid plastic vials and laboratory slides.
Bulk blood or body fluids, including pourable or drip able amounts of blood or body fluids or items saturated with blood or body fluids.
Microbiological laboratory waste, such as cultures derived from clinical specimens and discarded laboratory equipment that has contacted cultures.
Human tissue, including teeth but not hair or nails.
Tissue, bulk blood, or body fluids from an animal carrying a zoonotic infectious agent such as rabies, anthrax, or tuberculosis.
Items soiled or spotted, but not saturated, with human blood or body fluids, such as gloves, gowns, dressings, bandages, surgical drapes, and feminine hygiene products.
Items containing non-infectious body fluids, such as diapers.
Containers, packaging, waste glass, laboratory equipment or other materials that have had no contact with blood, body fluids, clinical cultures, or infectious agents.
Animal manure and bedding.
Tissue, blood, or body fluids from animals not known to be carrying a zoonotic infectious agent.
Teeth that individuals take home from the dentist. Get more information on dental waste.
Wisconsin is a state in the upper Midwestern United States. Wisconsin is the 25th-largest state by total area and the 20th-most populous. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north.
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The bulk of Wisconsin’s population live in areas situated along the shores of Lake Michigan. The largest city, Milwaukee, anchors its largest metropolitan area, followed by Green Bay and Kenosha, the third- and fourth-most populated Wisconsin cities, respectively. The state capital, Madison, is currently the second-most populated and fastest growing city in the state. Wisconsin is divided into 72 counties and has a population of nearly 5.9 million.