Much of the medical waste infectious and non-infectious are produced in laboratories. These include, but are not limited to, chemicals, cytotoxic and cytostatic drugs, aqueous solutions of developers and activators, substances containing live pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins. Their collection, transport and disposal should therefore take place in appropriate conditions that guarantee the safety of both employees and third parties.
The company EMKA S. A. has been on the market since 2000. Over the years, we have gained the necessary experience, thanks to which we have been trusted by so many customers throughout Poland. We provide professional services in the field of collection, transport and neutralization of medical waste from laboratories mentioned above and a number of other preparations or tools used in the course of research and scientific experiments
The most important information about hazardous substances produced by this type of institutions and methods of their storage is available below:
18 01 02 – Body parts and organs as well as blood bags and blood preservatives (except 18 01 03)
18 01 03 – Other waste that contains live pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins and other forms capable of transferring genetic material that are known or reasonably believed to cause disease in humans and animals (e.g. infected diaper pants, pads, pads), with the exception of 18 01 80 and 18 01 82, i.e. waste contaminated with blood, secretion containing pathogenic agents or containing blood in liquid form – contaminated vessels, dressings, gauze, used catheters, surgical and treatment tools, syringes, laboratory glassware, drip devices, medical spatulas.
18 01 04 – Other waste than those mentioned in 18 01 03 e.g. disposable clothing,
18 01 06 – Chemicals, including chemical reagents, containing hazardous substances e.g. inorganic and organic laboratory chemicals along with diagnostic residues, not fully emptied hazardous chemical packaging
18 01 07 – Chemicals, including chemical reagents other than those mentioned in 18 01 06 e.g. expired, contaminated chemicals, expired contaminated chemicals, waste from diagnostic equipment
18 01 08 – Cytotoxic and cytostatic drugs
18 01 09 – Medicines other than those mentioned in 18 01 08
09 01 01 * – Water solutions of developers and activators
09 01 04 * – Fixer solutions
Storage methods and duration
Properly adapted room – requirements in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Health of 30.07.2010 on the detailed handling of medical waste
Stationary refrigeration device – requirements in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Health of 30.07.2010 on the detailed handling of medical waste
18 01 03 *, 18 01 06, 18 01 08 *, – Storage at a temperature of 10 ° C to 18 ° C as long as the properties of the waste allow, but no longer than 72 hours. At temperatures below 10 ° C, the storage period may be up to 30 days.
18 01 02 * – Storage up to 10 ° C for up to 72 hours.
18 01 01, 18 01 04, 18 01 07, 18 01 09 – Storage as long as the properties of the waste permit, but no longer than 30 days .
Waste packing method
Medical waste with codes 18 01 03; 18 01 04, except for waste with sharp ends and edges, are collected in disposable bags made of polyethylene foil, red, opaque, durable, resistant to moisture and chemicals, with the possibility of closing once
Medical waste with codes 18 01 06; 18 01 08 *, except for waste with sharp edges and edges, are collected in disposable bags made of polyethylene foil, yellow, opaque, durable, resistant to moisture and chemicals, with the possibility of closing once
Waste with sharp ends and edges is collected in disposable containers, rigid, resistant to moisture, mechanically resistant to puncture or cutting.
Containers or bags should be filled to 2/3 of their volume in a way that enables their safe closure
Each container and bag should be properly marked in a visible place. The identification marking should include: the code of the waste stored therein, the address of residence or registered office of the waste producer, the date of closure.