You need to know how to properly tie a biohazard bag after it is full. Having a properly sealed bag is one of the regulatory requirements for packaging your medical waste for shipment. Believe it or not, there’s a right way, and a wrong way to tie a medical waste bag once its full. The right way will mean that your bag will be less likely to leak if turned upside down.
At MERI, we’ve tested several knots. The two best methods are either to use an overhand knot or to use a gooseneck knot secured with either a plastic tie or duck tape.
Watch this video demonstration about how to properly tie an overhand or gooseneck knot once your regulated medical waste bag is full.
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