The 2019 US Government guidance on Managing Solid Waste Contaminated with a Category A Infectious Substance addresses planning for Category A waste management activities, including considerations for developing, evaluating, and revising organizational or jurisdictional plans and protocols. Overarching planning considerations and governmental roles and responsibilities as they relate to Category A waste are also addressed. This document contains information for and describe responsibilities of those who generate, treat or inactivate, transport, and dispose of Category A waste. Also included is a section on worker health and safety discusses protecting employees involved in waste management activities from initial generation to final disposition. The guidance is supplemented by several appendices that provide additional resources, assist with decision making, and address questions and answers about Category A waste.
This section summarizes significant changes in the August 2019 guidance compared to the January 2017 interim version. The August 2019 version: