Biohazardous / biomedical waste refers to any material having the risk of carrying pathogens which can potentially harm humans. The biohazardous wastes generated at Concordia University include:
Any solid biohazardous waste material should be placed in an appropriate bag / container, which bears the biohazard symbol. The following containers should be used for their disposal:
Animal carcasses must be placed in bags that are then stored in the designated biohazardous freezer located in CSBN. All the data concerning that waste should also be recorded at the same time in the logbook located near the freezer.
The biohazard waste sharps containers can be obtained from the Central Chemistry Store (SP-132.02) for Loyola Campus or EHS for SGW Campus. For other biohazard waste containers, please contact EHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details concerning biohazard waste procedures, please refer to the following documents:
b. Chemical Decontamination
Please refer to the Biosafety Manual
Once you have biohazardous wastes ready to be picked-up, the following procedure must be followed:
Request for special biohazardous waste pick-ups (emergency) must be sent directly to the EHS office by e-mail to email@example.com.
Environmental, Health & Safety:
514-848-2424, ext. 4877
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