Medical Waste Regulations

The medical waste industry presents requirements for both generators and service providers through specific regulations. Envirolaska is available to answer any questions about medical waste that you may have.

For reference, links to regulatory information from various public agencies with some level of involvement or oversight involving Alaska’s medical waste stream are included below.

Contact us for more information if we can assist with any questions you may have.

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Bloodborne infectious disease resources including prevention and post-exposure procedures.

CDC - Center for Disease Control

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information regarding healthcare associated infections including post-exposure guidelines.

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
General industry information regarding medical waste and the agency’s involvement.

FDA - Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Information regarding the safe use of sharps in the home, at work, or during travel.

USDOT - Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation (DOT)
Information regarding training requirements for medical waste generators.

USPS - United States Postal Service

United States Postal Service (USPS)
Regulations involving the requirements of shipping hazardous materials through US mail.

Muni Solid Waste Services Logo

Municipality of Anchorage
Regulations involving the management of medical waste within the Municipality of Anchorage.

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
SoA administrative code regarding regulated wastes, including medical waste.

Healthcare Environmental Resource Center

Healthcare Environmental Resource Center
General guidance for reducing medical waste at your facility.