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Infectious Waste


General Information

 


 

Oregon Rules and Statutes



Alternative Treatment

The Oregon Public Health Division uses the Technical Assistance Manual: State Regulatory Oversight of Medical Waste Treatment Technologies (April 1994) as a guideline for determining approval of alternative treatment of infectious waste. This document and others can be found on the EPA's website Treatment Technologies Guidance Documents. The links for the specific documents on medical waste treatment are:


Disclaimer

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Internet Resources


Oregon Agencies Dealing with Infectious Waste


Department of Environmental Quality

DEQ logo.

 

Maggie Conley, Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
811 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: (503) 229-5106
Fax: (503) 229-6977
E-mail: Conley.Maggie@deq.state.or.us

(Infectious waste disposal: incineration and landfills, household hazardous waste)


Oregon Health Authority: Public Health Division

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Stephen G. Ladd-Wilson, Surveillance Manager

Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention
Office of Disease Prevention & Epidemiology
Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 772
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-1111
Fax: (971) 673-1100
E-mail: stephen.g.ladd-wilson@state.or.us

(Infectious waste treatment: approval of alternative methods)


Metro

Environmental Services METRO logo.

Kim Liebich, Environmental Health and Safety Analyst

Metro Environmental Services
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 797-1853
Fax: (503) 797-1795
E-mail: liebichk@metro.dst.or.us 

(Infectious waste: landfilling of treated waste from the metro area)

*Recycling Information Center Hotline: 503-234-3000


Occupational Safety and Health Division

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Dave J. McLaughlin, Technical Specialist

Department of Consumer and Business Services
Oregon OSHA
350 Winter Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 378-3272
Fax: (503) 947-7461
E-mail: dave.j.mclaughlin@state.or.us

(Infectious waste: occupational exposures)


Oregon Department of TransportationODOT Logo.

Jess E. Brown, Hazardous Material Transportation Specialist

Motor Carrier Transportation Branch
Oregon Department of Transportation
550 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-1380
Phone: (503) 378-3667
Fax: (503) 378-8815
E-mail: jess.e.brown@state.or.us

(Infectious waste: regulation of transportation)