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Waste Disposal Quiz

All waste generated in the lab must be disposed of in an appropriate manner to reduce unneccessary pollution and ensure safe handling. Are you aware of how to dispose the following waste products?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Much of the general waste at St. Paul's Hospital includes common items found in household garbage.

    • B. 

      General waste at St. Paul’s Hospital is different and must be treated in special ways.

    • C. 

      General waste at St. Paul’s Hospital is not the same as other garbage and is dangerous if not disposed of properly.

  • 2. 
    Which type of bag is general waste put into?
    • A. 

      Containers lined with black bags.

    • B. 

      Containers lined with clear bags.

    • C. 

      Sharps containers.

    • D. 

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Into containers lined with black bags.

    • B. 

      Into containers lined with clear bags.

    • C. 

      Into a cardboard box lined with a black bag and taped. For small quantities of broken glass, put into sharps containers.

    • D. 

      Into containers lined with yellow bags.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Materials that may be poisonous, toxic, or flammable and do not pose disease-related risk.

    • B. 

      Waste that is saturated to the point of dripping with blood or body fluids contaminated with blood.

    • C. 

      Waste that does not pose a disease-related risk.

  • 5. 
    Biohazardous waste can be one of the following.
    • A. 

      Hazardous chemicals

    • B. 

      Controlled substances

    • C. 

      Cultures, Stock, or Specimens of Microorganisms, Live or Attenuated Vaccines, and Human/Animal Cell Culture

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Red containers.

    • B. 

      Sharps containers.

    • C. 

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

    • D. 

      Containers lined with black bags.

  • 7. 
    Objects that may be capable of causing punctures or cuts, that may have been exposed to blood or body fluids including scalpels, needles, glass ampoules, test tubes and slides, are considered Biomedical Waste. How should these objects be disposed?
    • A. 

      Containers lined with black bags.

    • B. 

      Containers lined with clear bags.

    • C. 

      Sharps containers.

    • D. 

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

  • 8. 
    Into which containers are sharps/needles to be dispoased of?
    • A. 

      Red pails.

    • B. 

      Yellow hard-plastic sharps containers.

    • C. 

      Containers lined with yellow bags.

    • D. 

      Boxes lined with black/dark green bags.

  • 9. 
    When patients' confidential information cannot be removed from containers or IV bags, how can they be disposed of?
    • A. 

      Red containers

    • B. 

      Sharps containers

    • C. 

      Containers lined with yellow bags

    • D. 

      Containers lined with black bags

  • 10. 
    How are Chemical waste materials to be stored for disposal?
    • A. 

      In separate containers, each labeled with the contents and identified as waste.

    • B. 

      Mixed with other materials in one container, labeled with a list of the contents and identified as waste.

    • C. 

      In original containers only and identified as waste.

  • 11. 
    Choose the correct type of containers for storing flammable waste prior to disposal via UBC.
    • A. 

      Glass bottles

    • B. 

      Plastic jugs

    • C. 

      Yellow containers

    • D. 

      Red cans

  • 12. 
    Unidentified chemical waste can be disposed together with the other chemicals. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The following items are considered radioactive waste. Please answer true or false for each item.Radioisotopes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Radiopharmaceuticals
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    How is Radioactive waste disposed of?
    • A. 

      Specific packaging criteria set out by the Atomic Energy Control Act.

    • B. 

      Into containers lined with yellow bags and labeled radioactive waste.

    • C. 

      Into containers lined with clear bags and labeled radioactive.

  • 17. 
    Documents with confidential patient information are to be disposed of into the paper recycling bins.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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