Ohio Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Infectious waste: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3734.021 and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-27-30 to 3745-27-39

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Definitions: OAC 3745-27-01

Generators: OAC 3745-27-30

Large generators: OAC 3745-27-30(B)

Small generators: OAC 3745-27-30(A)

Large generator registration: OAC 3745-27-30(A)(6) and OAC 3745-27-36

Hospitals: OAC 3745-27-30(C)(9)

All generators: OAC 3745-27-30(C)

Treatment facilities:

Approved treatment methods: OAC 3745-27-32

Permit and license requirements: OAC 3745-27-37

Operational requirements: OAC 3745-27-32(I)

Storage requirements: OAC 3745-27-35

Disposal papers: OAC 3745-27-33

Disposal requirements: OAC 3745-27-32(I)(18)

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Local air pollution control agencies

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio refers to its medical waste as "infectious waste." The state's infectious waste regulations include requirements for generators and treatment facilities in connection with the segregation, management, storage, and treatment of infectious waste. Treated infectious waste may be disposed of in an Ohio licensed solid waste disposal facility.

Hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for new HMIWIs. Existing HMIWIs must comply with state regulations consistent with the federal emissions guidelines, or, in the absence of such ...

>> Read more about Medical Waste

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

Ohio Medical Waste Resources

Medical Waste Products

Enviro.BLR.com is the online tool that makes state environmental compliance management a whole lot easier. Get plain-English state and federal regulatory analysis, 1000's of compliance checklists, forms and other tools, plus daily regulatory updates. "
Environmental Compliance in [Your State]
Avoid difficult state compliance problems. Here is all the plain-English help you need to stay in compliance with the environmental laws in your state. Arranged by topic, this easy to use resource explains how to comply with state regulations, and highlights any differences from federal. Includes regular updates and monthly newsletter."
Enviro.BLR.com with Full Text Regulations
Enviro.BLR.com - now with full-text state and federal regulations! It's the online tool that makes environmental compliance management a whole lot easier. Includes plain-English state and federal regulatory analysis, more than 8,000 compliance checklists, forms and other tools, plus daily regulatory updates."
Facility Expansions and Modifications Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Facility Expansions and Modifications: Assess and Address the EHS Implications Properly To Save Hassle, Money, and Time""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!