Biohazardous waste disposal procedures

Biohazardous waste disposal procedures

What are they?

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:

  • Human and animal blood and blood products
  • Cultures and stocks of etiologic agents and associated biologicals
  • Laboratory waste that has come in contact with a biohazard.  This includes but is not limited to culture dishes, blood specimen tubes, devices used to transfer, inoculate and mix cultures, and other materials which have come in contact with biohazards (including disposable personal protective equipment and clothing)
  • Sharps that have been in contact with biological materials
  • Animal waste, animal carcasses and body parts

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