Handling and Disposing of PPE ,Facemasks and Gloves Associated With COVID-19
Practices to Prevent and Reduce the Spread of COVID-19.
solid waste disposal of facemasks, used gloves, forearm coverings, and other single use PPE apparel should be placed in routine lined and lidded or covered receptacles. Ideally, firms should consider using dedicated bins or containers to collect this PPE.
Under higher risk conditions where illness or asymptomatic workers have been determined or increases in community prevalence of COVID 19 have been announced , workers follow waste disposal of facemasks, used gloves, forearm coverings, and other single use PPE apparel using practices more similar to medical waste management. Firms should use dedicated and clearly marked bins or containers to collect this PPE.
Develop specific training and comprehension-supportive signage on PPE removal and disposal for both operational environments and scenarios.
Train workers not to overfill the bins or receptacles to allow for easy closure of the liner by waste management and custodial services workers.