CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association

Biological Safety

Bio Safety

  1. Metal and biohazard sharps:  Any sharps made of metal (including, but not limited to: scalpel blades, razor blades and needles), and/or biohazard-contaminated glassware will be placed in a puncture-resistant container. When said container is full, it will be autoclaved (if necessary), sealed and placed in a cardboard box, which will in turn be sealed. The container and box will both be labeled with the laboratory PI’s name, a contact phone number, the date, and the words, “Decontaminated Laboratory Sharps” written conspicuously on the top of the box.
  2. Glassware:  Any non-biohazard-contaminated glassware will be placed in a cardboard box. When full, the box will be sealed and placed in a second box, which will be sealed. The outer box will be labeled with the laboratory PI’s name, a contact phone number, the date, and the words, “Sharps” (and/or) “Broken Glass” written conspicuously on the top of the box.
  3. Blood Borne Pathogens Waste: See Blood borne pathogens/Bio Hazardous Waste.