Summary Chart (Part
| Type of
|| Type of
syringes, surgical scalpels, razor blades, Pasteur pipettes, capillary
tubes, slides, cover slips and shards of contaminated glass
considered infectious waste whether contaminated with infectious agents
Place sharps items intact,
directly into sharps receptacle immediately after use, without
recapping. Sharps container must not be filled more than 3/4 full.
When container is 3/4 full,
close container tight and seal by taping cover.
Open containers, and container
with items other than sharps will not be picked up
off campus to outside contractor for ultimate destruction
containers in a secure area until pick up for disposal by
Environmental Health and Safety.
media and plastic ware, glass ware or other non-sharps items (e.g
gloves, absorbent pads, test tubes, non-Pasteur pipettes, culture
plates etc), contaminated with potentially infectious materials or
agents (e.g. blood, body fluids, infectious cultures)
Never place sharps items in autoclave bag,
sharps must be disposed off in sharps container
(Not red bag)
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| Decontaminate by
waste bag (clear autoclave Bag) in autoclave
machine for 60 minute cycle at 121 C. after autoclaving, let waste bag
cool off and drain excess liquid, then place bag in regular trash bin
located in autoclave room.
waste stream as trash