Labeling | Bloodborne Pathogens

Containers of regulated waste, refrigerators and freezers containing blood and other potentially infectious materials, and other containers used to store, transport, or ship blood or other potentially infectious materials must be labeled with fluorescent orange or orange-red biohazard warning labels. The warning label must contain the biohazard symbol and must have the word BIOHAZARD on it and be attached to each object by string, wire, adhesive, or another method to prevent loss or unintentional removal of the label.

Biohazard Symbol

These labels are not required:

  1. When red bags or red containers are used;

  2. On individual containers of blood, blood components or blood products clearly marked as such and which have been released for transfusion or other clinical use; or

  3. On individual containers of blood or other potentially infectious materials that are placed in a labeled container during storage, transport, shipment or disposal.

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