Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Biological Waste Management and Disposal Los Angeles California

Segregation and Handling

Infectious, Potentially Infectious, or R-DNA Biological Waste

Waste items that are, contain, or are contaminated with:

  • human, animal, or plant pathogens
  • recombinant nucleic acids (e.g. rDNA)
  • human / primate blood, blood products, tissues, cultures, cells, or other potentially infectious material (OPIM)
  • cultures

This waste must be inactivated (e.g. autoclaved or bleach treated) before it leaves the facility.

Non-inactivated waste must be stored in the generating laboratory – do not leave unattended.
Waste biohazardous for humans must be labeled with the biohazard symbol.
Infectious waste must be kept covered and must be inactivated within 24 hrs.

Non-infectious Biological Waste

Waste items that are:

Used labware (tissue culture dishes and flasks, petri dishes, centrifuge tubes, test tubes, pipettes, vials, etc) from clinical or biomedical labs that is NOT contaminated with any of the biological wastes listed in Infectious, Potentially Infectious or R-DNA Biological Waste category above.
Gloves or other disposable personal protective equipment from clinical or biomedical labs that are NOT contaminated with any of the biological wastes listed in Infectious, Potentially Infectious or R-DNA Biological Waste category above.
Unused medical devices.
Blood, blood products, tissues, or items contaminated with these, from animals not known to, or expected to, contain pathogens.

This waste does not require inactivation before it leaves the facility.

Place this waste in the red bag-lined cardboard biological waste box for disposal.

Sharps Waste

Waste instruments that are intended to cut or penetrate skin:

  • metal lancets, scalpel blades, needles, or syringe/needle combinations

These must be placed in red, hard plastic sharps boxes, even if unused..read more

http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/bio/waste/  

www.eWastedisposal.net 
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