HS16 – Biomedical Waste Treatment

Records of on-site treatment of biomedical waste.

Responsible Unit | Information Steward | Information Confidentiality Classification | Retention | Disposition | Authority | Retention Rationale | Version Information

Content & Scope

Labs which use non-incineration technology for on-site treatment of biomedical waste are required to test the equipment frequently.

The records include test results.

Responsible Unit

Units treating biomedical waste.

Information Steward

Information steward responsible for the area of University administration (consult the directory of information stewards for more information).

Information Confidentiality Classification



2 years.


Secure Destruction.


Responsible Units should document the disposal/destruction of official records using the University records destruction form or equivalent documentation, to verify that we are following our records retention rules.


Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Guideline C4: The Management of Biomedical Waste in Ontario, 5.2.1.

Retention Rationale

Guideline C-4: The Management of Biomedical Waste in Ontario, 5.2.1 specifies that a record of each test must be maintained for a minimum of 2 years.

Approval Date

19 December 2011