A Real Life Example
During an inspection of one southern West Virginia
facility it was noted that the ER, ICU, Lab, OB, and
OR departments were not segregating any waste.
All waste was being disposed of as infectious.
Management said the staff was too busy to
In 1996 this facility generated 245,060 lbs. of
They paid $0.29 cents per pound to have their
infectious waste hauled away and treated.