Safe packaging of infectious or contaminated laundry and working clothes
- doneEasy Opener for efficient and simple handling
- done85 litre filling volume
- donesingle-sided black with printed warning " INFEKTIONSWÄSCHE"
- donesignal colour yellow
- doneextremely high puncture and tear resistance
- donegreater foil thickness (85 µ) than prescribed by the BGR
A PREMIUM brand product, the infectious-laundry bag enables contaminated laundry and working clothes to be packed safely and hygienically directly on site in preparation for further risk and hazard-free transportation. Bacteria, germs and chemicals remain sealed within the laundry bag together with the laundry items and thus present no risk to human health.
Both the signal colour yellow and the printed warning "INFEKTIONSWÄSCHE" ensure the required alertness and increased awareness when the bag is in use. The yellow transparent PE-LD foil enables recognition of content without the need to open the bag.
The dimensions and volume of the laundry bag conform with the standard sizes of many laundry-collection bins or containers.
In Germany, infectious-laundry bags are subject to regulations issued by the professional associations and/or statutory accident insurance institutions. Should a claim arise, non-observance of these regulations may be penalised with the loss of insurance cover. The relevant regulations are defined in TRBA 250, a technical rule for biological agents, and also in Information 203-084 published by DGUV, the German umbrella organisation for statutory accident insurance institutions.
The following is specified in technical rule TRBA 250, Section 5.5:
5.5 Handling used laundry
5.5.1 Used laundry that arises in activities pursuant to number 3.4.2 paragraph 2 or 3 is to be collected directly in the working area in sufficiently resistant and sealed containers, which must be clearly labelled. Correct collection and labelling necessitates coordination between the working areas in which the laundry arises and the laundry facility.
Note: Details on collection can be found in the documents issued by the accident insurance institutions on the risk of infection due to the handling of used laundry.
5.5.2 In particular, collection includes the following:
a) Separate collection of laundry that must be subjected to a special washing process.
b) Separate collection of wet laundry (heavily contaminated with bodily fluids or bodily excretions) in sealed containers.
c) Foreign objects must be removed from laundry before it is placed into a container. Laundry containing foreign objects that may cause injury must not be sent to the laundry facility.
TRBA 250 also draws attention to the regulations issued by the DGUV. Of particular relevance in this connection is regulation 203-084 paragraph 5.1.5, which states:
The following types of bag are considered suitable:
• Textile bags made from a material of at least 220 g/m2 with a closely woven warp and weft system that is as evenly distributed as possible,
• Tear-resistant plastic bags (e.g. polyethylene) with a foil thickness of at least 0.08 mm.