Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 11th, 1997
A separate complaint, also filed with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, said workers are not protected from waste sent to Stericycle Inc., Chehalis, Washington.
Bins of used gloves, needles, and other medical wastes are sent to Stericycle from five states and Canada for decontamination so they can be recycled or taken to a landfill. To kill germs and viruses, the waste is heated to a temperature near boiling in a machine similar to a massive microwave oven.
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