ABSTRACT

Standard Operating Procedure: Ebola Virus Disease Waste Management in the Medical Treatment Facility   [open pdf - 192KB]

The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is "[t]o assure safe collection, removal, transport, and disposal of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) waste from all medical treatment facilities (MTFs) generation areas in manner that is safe to personnel and the environment and in compliance with all applicable regulations. [...] The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) categorizes Ebola and any waste generated during care of a patient diagnosed with EVD [Ebola Virus Disease] as a Category A Infectious Substance Affecting Humans. All DOT transportation requirements for a Category A Infectious Substance specified in the Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 171-180 for domestic transport must be followed. United States medical waste contractors are not authorized to transport this waste. Exceptions to these transportation requirements are issued by Special Permit (DOT-SP) only."

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Date:
2014-10-22
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Public Domain
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United States Army Public Health Command: http://phc.amedd.army.mil/
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pdf
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