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DOT CFR49 and UN3373 Compliance

Medical Shipping Fluid Solidifiers | Liquids AbsorberProtection of Packages During Transport

There were two different regulations made as a guide for the rules that need to be followed when working with hazardous materials to ensure that biological and infectious substances are appropriately handled and shipped safely.

As part Title 49, the Department of Transport (DOT CFR49), was made to issue some requirements that shippers of these materials need to follow. Section 137 goes into details about the various packaging methods in regards to various modes of transportation, the different specifications and the responsibilities of the shippers. UN3373 Category B packaging regulations were also made to individually handle biological and infectious substances, which goes together with the CFR 49 requirements. This packaging needs to include the container to hold the material, a material that is wrapped around the container in case of spills, and an outer packaging container for it to be transported in.  When potentially hazardous bio-waste is moved around within, or outside of a testing lab, blood bank, medical facility, morgue or surgery center, it needs to have enough absorbent material inside of it to protect the waste container unit in case it leaks, or breakage occurs. Available in fast-acting pouches or laminate sheets in various sizes, this is where Safetec of America and MultiSorb fluid solidifiers can help!

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Infection control coordinators, risk management professionals, and operating room supervisors appreciate these easy-to-use solidifying products for the safe handling of medical waste that's collected in:

  • Suction canisters
  • Sharps containers
  • Red bag waste
  • Kick buckets
  • Medical devices
  • Specimen shipping containers
  • Wound care systems
  • Evidentiary collection kits
  • Test Kits/Tubes
  • Vials
  • Lab Trays
  • Medical shippers

Drop-in Fluid Solidifier Immobilizer Pouches & Laminated Sheets

Self-dissolving liquid medical waste solidifier pouches are made with super absorbing polymers and are easy, effective and affordable to use. Medical liquid solidifier pouches use self-bursting technology to quickly absorb and encapsulate blood or body fluids into a semi solid gel. In the presence of fluids, these pre-measured self-rupturing pouches eliminate the tearing and spillage associated with conventional products. Self-activating technology reduces particulates and bacterial exposure. Available in various sizes, the pouches dissolve within minutes on contact with fluid to quickly absorb and immobilize fluid and reduce bacterial exposure. They can be used along with the self-dissolving sheets listed below.

Laminate paper solidifiers are a fiber based paper bonded with an immobilizing agent and provide the same fluid control protection as packets but are ideal in areas where space is a premium. Available in various sizes, laminate paper sheets can provide effective fluid control in almost any size or shape container and can be used along with the pouch delivery systems described above.

Safetec of America:

  1. Red Z® and Green Z® Drop-In Pacs
  2. Red Z® and Green Z® Zafety Pacs
  3. Zorb Sheets

MultiSorb:

  1. DriMop® Pouches
  2. SaniSorb® Pouches
  3. DriMop® Immobilizer Sheets

Used alone or together, these spill control compliance products reduce handling, shipping and compliance risks of diagnostic specimens, infectious substances or dangerous goods and prevent cross-contaminaton within the facility. Constructed with water-soluble paper and super absorbent polymers, they make cleaning up spills quicker and easier. They also helps comply with DOT, CDC, OSHA, IATA, ICAO, US Postal Service and United Nation Regulations.

Using Safetec’s or MultiSorb’s solidifying products will allow your medical facility to be compliant with the handling and transport protection of potentially hazardous/infectious bio-waste and reduce infectious waste exposure to patients. Don't take our word for it, browse our fluid containment product line or try a sample today!


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