Biological Safety

What is it and what do I need to do?

Many labs on campus work with cell cultures, DNA, RNA, animals, and needles.  These research materials can contain potentially infectious substances.  Always decontaminate equipment after using biohazardous material.  Decontamination includes utilizing a solution of warm soap and water, then a solution of 1:10 household bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite or wescodyne).  Dispose of any loose or used sharps in the proper sharps container.  Identify any refrigerator, freezer, incubator, or centrifuge used with biological material with a BioHazard Sticker.

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