| FAQ - Waste Treatment & Disposal - Archived Through 2012
Our office staff was told by a meeting speaker that a law effective January 1, 2002, required that all gloves be disposed of in the hazardous waste box. Is this true?
The disposal of medical gloves as a hazardous waste is not addressed in the federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard but may be required by state occupational safety or environmental protections agencies. Contact the speaker from the meeting for clarification and the appropriate state agency for verification.