Biohazard Labels

Biohazard Labels

Examples of items that require bio hazard labels: Sharp waste containers, containers that handle, store or transport specimens that contain blood or OPIM, regulated waste, freezers and/or refigerators that house blood or OPIM, spent bags of PPE, contaminated equipment (label should contain the portion that is contaminated).

Label Specifications

Biohazard warning labels shall:

  • Include appropriate universal biohazard symbols similar to the sample to the right and the word “BIOHAZARD”; and
  • Be fluorescent orange or orange/red with lettering and symbols in contrasting color.