Environmental Safety


Biological Safety is the area of Environmental Safety that is concerned with preventing occupationally acquired infections. This web site contains information on the following topics: Recombinant DNA, Infectious Agents, Biological Safety Cabinets, Bloodborne Pathogens, Management of Hazardous and Medical Wastes.

Regulated medical waste consists of sharps (hypodermic needled, blades, syringes) and bio-hazardous wastes (e.g. laboratory wastes, solid 'red-bag' wastes covered with blood or other potentially infectious materials, and pharmaceuticals). Medical wastes should be managed and disposed according to the Medical Waste Management Act set by DHS.

For an overview of your responsibilities as a member of the University community, please review the following must-know information: