Autoclave Training

It is imperative that supervisors provide training to qualify their staff for the use of autoclaves to decontaminate materials. 

Qualified autoclave users should understand the time, temperature, and pressure relationships required for proper material decontamination.  Additional training on handling materials to be decontaminated should also be provided.  Supervisors should maintain a permanent record of training provided to their staff. 

Additional training support on the effective use of autoclaves is available from the EHS office.  For assistance, call the Biosafety Officer at 6-7055.