Section 6-10. Storage, handling, transportation and waste treatment

The employer shall establish procedures as necessary to ensure safe storage, handling and transportation of biological agents at the work site. Specific procedures shall be established for collecting, handling and examining samples of human and animal origin that may contain hazardous biological agents.
The employer shall issue instructions so that waste is collected, stored and removed without exposing employees to health hazards. The waste containers shall be clearly and unambiguously labelled and, if necessary, sealed. If necessary, the waste shall be subject to suitable pre-treatment to render it harmless.
The employer shall ensure that secure waste bins for pointed and sharp objects are placed as close as possible to the site where such equipment is handled or may be present.
Syringe needles shall not be recapped after use, unless the equipment used is of the type that eliminates any risk of puncture wounds.