The Community College of Rhode Island generates and disposes of Regulated Medical Wastes only in accordance with federal and state regulations. The following is a description of the types of Regulated Medical Wastes generated at CCRI, their labeling and proper methods of disposal.
CCRI follows the guidelines in Regulation DEM-DOH-MW-01-921, The Generation, Transportation, Storage, Treatment, Management and Disposal of Regulated Medical Waste in Rhode Island.
Regulated Medical Waste is defined as any waste generated in the diagnosis (including testing and laboratory analysis), treatment, (e.g., provision of medical services), or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the preparation of human remains for burial or cremation, or in the production or testing of biologicals, or in the development of pharmaceuticals.
Regulated Medical Wastes are used or produced at CCRI's three main campuses and at some satellite campuses by the Student Health Offices and the departments of Allied Health, Biology, Dental Health and Nursing.
Among the CCRI Laboratory courses that use or produce Regulated Medical Waste are:
No radioactive waste or Hazardous Waste may be labeled as Regulated Medical Waste or shipped with or included with Regulated Medical Waste. Definitions of Hazardous Waste may be found in Hazardous Waste Regulations, MRF; 49 CFR, Parts 171.180. United States Department of Transportation, 1996 and in the Code of Federal Regulations, Hazardous Waste Criteria, 40 CFR 261, Subpart C and Subpart D, 40 CFR 262.11 and CFR 1200-1316. Copies of these regulations are on file in the Learning resource Centers at each CCRI campus. Click on the highlighted names to access CCRI’s Hazardous Waste Management Program and Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy online.
Disposal is arranged on a demand basis by the departments that generate the waste.
Transport of the boxes from laboratory to basement storage or loading dock may be arranged by calling the Physical Plant office at each campus at 401-333-7047 (Flanagan Campus), 401-825-2478 (Knight Campus), 401-455-6044 (Liston Campus) or 401-851-1606 (Newport County Campus). Prior to pickup by a licensed Regulated Medical Waste handler, waste is stored in stored in a non-putrescent state in designated rooms that are restricted to authorized personnel and are known to be rodent and insect free.
CCRI pays a yearly fee to the state of Rhode Island for a Regulated Medical Waste generator permit.
For other information visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management website.
For advice on handling, labeling and disposing of Regulated Medical Waste within the College, call the Chemical Safety Coordinator, Emanuel G. Terezakis at 401-333-7140. In the event of any spill or emergency involving Regulated Medical Waste, immediately call the Department of Security and Safety and Campus Police for assistance. Security can be reached by dialing extensions 333-7035 at the Flanagan Campus, 825-2109 at the Knight Campus, 851-1620 at the Newport Campus or 455-6050 at the Liston Campus.
Note: The above information applies only to the disposal of college-generated Regulated Medical Waste. If you have questions about the disposal of home-generated waste, go to: Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management guidelines for the disposal of Sharps and Home Medical Waste.
In the event of any spill or emergency involving Regulated Medical Waste
Immediately call the Campus Police for assistance:
Newport County Campus
The information on this page applies only to the disposal of college-generated Regulated
Medical Waste. If you have questions about the disposal of home-generated waste, go
to the: Rhode Island Department of Health Website.
FOR OTHER INFORMATION
Visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management website.
For advice on handling, labeling and disposing of Regulated Medical Waste within the College, contact:
EHS Outsourcing Program Director
Triumvirate Environmental firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Tel: 617-686-6184 or 401-333-7129
Operations Manager- Rhode Island
Triumvirate Environmental firstname.lastname@example.org