Sharps and Biohazardous Waste

Effective: 9/10/2008
Contact: Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

Introduction

Biohazardous waste is defined as any biologically contaminated waste that could potentially cause harm to humans, domestic or wild animals, plants, or the environment. Examples include but are not limited to, human body fluids, recombinant DNA, and human, animal, or plant pathogen.

Policy Statement

All personnel who generate biohazardous waste must follow the procedures outlined in the ISU Sharps and Biohazardous Waste Procedures for disinfection and disposal of biohazardous waste.

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