All biohazardous waste bags and sharps containers deposited into the gray biohazardous waste pickup containers or the red pathological waste pickup containers must be recorded on a Medical Waste Accumulation Log. This helps identify the source of the waste should there be a safety or regulatory violation regarding the waste. The Log also serves as a certification that the waste is free from radioactive and chemical contamination.
Note: The first person placing medical waste into a pickup container is responsible for affixing a Medical Waste Accumulation Log to the lid of the container.
Surveying Medical Waste from a RMA
Medical waste originating from an RMA must be below minimum detection levels. By signing the Medical Waste Accumulation Log the generator is certifying that there is no detectable radioactivity in the waste.