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Alternative Treatments of Infectious Waste in Oregon

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Alternative Treatment

Technical Assistance Manual: State Regulatory Oversight of Medical Waste Technologies

The Oregon Public Health Division uses the Technical Assistance Manual: State Regulatory Oversight of Medical Waste Treatment Technologies as a guideline for determining approval of alternative treatment of infectious waste. State and Territorial Association on Alternate Treatment Technologies (STAATT) report establishes a framework or guideline that defines medical waste treatment technology efficacy criteria. It also delineates the components required to establish an effective state medical waste treatment technology process.

The links for the specific documents on medical waste treatment are:

Internet Resources

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Oregon Agency Contacts

The following agencies deal with infectious waste in Oregon. Select a link to view contact information.

OHA logo Oregon Health Authority: Public Health Division

Stephen G. Ladd-Wilson, Surveillance Manager

Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention
Center for Public Health Practice
Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 772
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-1111
Fax: (971) 673-1100

(Infectious waste treatment: approval of alternative methods)


Environmental Services METRO logo

Kim Liebich, Environmental Health and Safety Analyst

Metro Environmental Services
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 797-1853
Fax: (503) 797-1795

(Infectious waste: landfilling of treated waste from the metro area)

*Recycling Information Center Hotline: 503-234-3000

Occupational Safety and Health Division

OSHA logo.

Dave J. McLaughlin, Technical Specialist

Department of Consumer and Business Services
Oregon OSHA
350 Winter Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 378-3272
Fax: (503) 947-7461

(Infectious waste: occupational exposures)

Oregon Department of TransportationODOT Logo

Jess E. Brown, Hazardous Material Transportation Specialist

Motor Carrier Transportation Branch
Oregon Department of Transportation
550 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-1380
Phone: (503) 378-3667
Fax: (503) 378-8815

(Infectious waste: regulation of transportation)