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Waste Management Woes: Cleaning up the Mess

From the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/27/2022)
Presented by Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ), CHOP

Improper laboratory waste management can lead to increased budgets, regulatory fines, and danger to the staff. Learn how to identify waste storage and handling issues in your lab and how to fix them. Labs generate multiple waste streams and the regulations surrounding them vary. This session will help you understand what is needed to clean up and maintain your lab waste program.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the regulatory agencies responsible for the oversight of various laboratory waste streams.
  • Explain how to develop working waste management policies and procedures that include training, classification, and handling of laboratory waste.
  • Perform a complete laboratory waste audit to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Safety (Safety) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.