Handling and Disposal of Chemically Contaminated Laboratory Sharps and Debris
This document provides guidance on the proper handling and disposal of contaminated sharps and debris generated in the laboratory for procedures that involve the use of chemicals.
Examples include plastic pipettes, pipette tips, cuvettes, syringes and needles, contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE) and any other similar debris. It is important to distinguish the difference for handling and disposal of these wastes from those generated through biological procedures.
A summary table is provided to help illustrate these differences, as well as the key points of this guide.
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