Individual states are responsible for the regulation of medical waste. The following state regulatory links have been provided for your convenience. Some links lead directly to medical waste regulations while others will take you to the regulatory agency websites. Please contact MERI’s customer support if you have questions.

Regulations for Sharps Disposal

Links to Federal Regulatory Agencies

For Bloodborne Infectious Disease Resources, including Post-Exposure Procedures, visit


DOT hazmat training requirement for medical waste generators using a pickup service:  PHMSA- Training Requirements (DOT)

Home Generated Sharps

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sharps Waste and Other Mailable Regulated Medical Waste

OSHA Safety and Health Topics for Healthcare Facilities

    • OSHA Safety- Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee General Guidelines