Pathology Waste Management Systems

Cornell University department of Environmental Health and Safety defines pathological waste as “consists of recognizable human derived tissues, organs, and body parts as well as vertebrate animal derived tissues, organs, and body parts”. Even though pathology waste is considered potentially infectious waste, it is not compliant to place pathology waste in your standard Regulated Medical Waste (Red Bag) or Sharps containers. Pathology Waste must be incinerated in most cases Regulated Medical waste is not. Not all incinerators that accept other forms of incineration waste can accept pathology waste do to the fact it has the potential of being infectious waste.

Unlike most Medical Waste companies Medical Systems will provide clearly distinguishable pathology waste containers, avoiding any tissue being placed in either chemotherapy waste, pharmacological waste or regulated medical waste containers.