Or. Admin. R. 333-056-0040 - Infectious Waste Storage Times and Temperature

(1) Infectious waste shall be segregated from other wastes by separate containment at the point of generation.
(2) Enclosures used for storage of infectious waste shall be secured to prevent access by unauthorized persons and marked with prominent warning signs.
(3) Pathological waste, biological waste and cultures/stocks shall be treated or disposed of pursuant to OAR 333-056-0010 through 333-056-0030 within seven days of generation, unless it is refrigerated (between 33 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit) or frozen (less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit). Refrigerated or frozen infectious waste may be stored 30 days prior to treatment or disposal.
(4) Prior to being treated pursuant to OAR 333-056-0010 through 333-056-0030, sharps contained in a leak proof, rigid, puncture resistant container which is taped closed or tightly lidded to prevent loss of the contents may be stored indefinitely.
(5) Generators that produce 50 pounds or less of infectious waste in any calendar month shall be exempt from the requirements pertaining to storage times and temperatures.


Or. Admin. R. 333-056-0040
HD 15-1990, f. 6-5-90, cert. ef. 7-1-90; OHD 15-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-01, Renumbered from 333-018-0070; PH 16-2013, f. 12-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

Stat. Auth.: ORS 431.110, 433.004 & 459.395

Stats. Implemented: ORS 431.110, 433.004 & 459.395

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