Maryland Funeral Home Biohazard Disposal
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Listed are the most common types of medical waste found in funeral homes.
3. OSHA Regulations Affect Funeral Homes
In addition to OSHA training, personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent exposure is key. PPE can include face and eye protection, body protection, hand protection and more. Look at the nurse who recently contracted the Ebola virus after caring for a patient in Dallas with Ebola. Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tom Frieden, said "We don't know what occurred, but at some point there was a breach in protocol." He went on to say that treating a patient with Ebola can be done safely but "even a single inadvertent slip can result in contamination." This will becoming even more vital if more patients die from Ebola and their remains may be handled by coroners and medical examiners.