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1

What Navy instruction covers "Management of Regulated Medical Waste"?

BUMEDINST 6280.18

2

What is generated during diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of humans or animals and is capable of causing disease or would pose other adverse health risks to individuals or community is improperly handled?

RMW

3

What is solid material intended for disposal, produced as the direct result of patient diagnosis, treatment, therapy, or medical research?

Non-RMW

4

How many groups is RMW organized into?

NINE;
(a) Group 1: Cultures, Stocks, and Vaccines.
(b) Group 2: Pathological Waste.
(c) Group 3: Blood and Blood Products.
(d) Group 4 and 7: Sharps. (4 used/unused)
(e) Group 5: Animal Waste (from animals exposed to infectious agents during research, production of biologicals, or testing of pharmaceuticals).
(f) Group 6: Isolation Wastes (including bedding from patients or animals from BioSafety Level 4 (BSL 4) agents).
(g) Group 8: Other (including fluids that are designated by the local infection control
authority).
(h) Group 9: Chemotherapy Trace Wastes.

5

What provides guidelines that Navy Shore MTFs and DTFs will incorporate to protect medical personnel from occupational exposures to blood or other potentially infectious material?

29 CFR 1910.1030

6

What are shipboard medical personnel governed by and must comply with for afloat practices regarding RMW?

Afloat/Ashore Medical Management Guide

7

Generally, what color are chemotherapeutic trace waste containers?

Yellow

8

What group of RMW includes pathological waste?

Group 2

9

Sharps containers should be removed and sealed when they are how full or are above the fill line?

75%

10

What should not be used to transport RMW?

Chutes or Dumbwaiters

11

Federal regulations require facilities to maintain shipping paperwork/manifests for how many years after the RMW was accepted by the waste carrier?

2

12

Tissues, organs, extracted human teeth, and body fluid specimens are all examples of what?

Pathological waste

13

What group of RMW includes isolation wastes?

Group 6

14

Pathological wastes not immediately processed for treatment and disposal must be refrigerated and must be frozen if stored for more than how many hours?

24

15

Blood and body fluid spills must be removed with an absorbent material and the area must be disinfected with an EPA-approved disinfectant or a solution of household bleach diluted to what amount with clear water?

1:10

16

Storage of non-pathological RMW shall not exceed how many days?

7

17

All employees with occupational exposure to RMW shall recieve training prior to beginning work, and at least how often thereafter?

Annually

18

What group of RMW includes cultures, stocks, and vaccines?

Group 1

19

OPNAVINST 5090.1D

Environmental Readiness Program