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CNSI Staff Contacts
DO NOT LET THISHAPPEN TO YOUR ACCUMULATION WASTE AREA!!!!!!!!
(Contact EH&S at 310-825-5689 to report improper disposal)
Packaging of Biohazard Bags
- All biohazard waste must be in a red biohazard bag that is at least l.5 mil thick. Double bag as needed for especially heavy loads.
- Bags must be tied in a square-knot or a goose-neck tie (twist, bend, and secure with tape).
- Biohazard Waste must be inside a dedicated waste container that is rigid, leak-resistant, and has a tight- fitting lid AT ALL TIMES. Never overfill these waste containers.
Chemotherapy Waste and Pathology Waste Containers
- Yellow containers marked “CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC WASTE” are only for waste that has been contaminated or come into contact with chemotherapeutic agents.
- Pathology containers marked with “PATHOLOGY WASTE” labels are for medical waste for incineration only. These are about 20-gallon size tubs (½ the size of the Biohazard containers).
- A sharps container is rigid, puncture-resistant and cannot be reopened without great difficulty.
- Sharps containers are kept upright and never overfilled.
- Serological pipettes are considered sharps. Do not dispose in biohazard bags as they can penetrate the bags.
- Tightly close and tape shuts sharps container before they are full (monitor the recommended fill line).
- Only CLOSED sharps containers are brought to the accumulation waste area for pick-up.