Red bags must be securely closed to prevent the contents from escaping. If you can hold it upside down and it doesn't leak, then you've done it correctly. To tie a red bag, use an overhand knot, a zip tie, or a twist tie. Seal the red bag with a minimum of entrapped air.
Knowing what does and what doesn't belong in a red bag is critical.
Most states have regulations that require bandages, gauze, bed sheets, and other non-sharps' materials that are contaminated with blood and other infectious bodily fluids to be disposed of in specially marked red, leak-proof waste bags. These bags are also to be marked with the standard 'biohazard' symbol
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