Patient Safety Tool: Massachusetts Department of Health's Medical Waste On-Site Log

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health offers a free, downloadable record-keeping log for on-site treatment of medical or biological waste.

In accordance to state law, generators of medical or biological waste that is treated on-site are required to maintain a current record-keeping log with the following information: the exact date of treatment, the quantity of waste treated, the type of waste, the on-site treatment method with documentation of applicable process parameters, the printed name and signature of the person responsible for treatment and the quality control/challenge testing results (growth/no growth), when applicable.

Download the record-keeping log for on-site treatment of medical or biological waste (pdf) for adaptation and use in your facility.

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