This flow chart shows the waste stream for different types of biohazardous waste on the UW Seattle campus and leased facilities. Please note this flow chart does not apply to the Magnuson Health Sciences Center.
This flow chart shows the waste stream for different types of biohazardous waste at the UW South Lake Union (SLU) location.
This flow chart shows the waste stream for different types of biohazardous waste within the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC).
This flow chart shows the waste stream for different types of biohazardous waste within the UW Medicine University of Washington Medical Center.
This flow chart shows the waste stream for different types of biohazardous animal research waste.
Use this log sheet to record autoclave runs that include biohazardous waste and/or biological indicators. This log sheet has a place to record all the required information for compliance.
Use this training log to document personnel that have been trained on the site-specific procedures needed to operate your autoclave.
These guidelines apply to any autoclave that is used to decontaminate biohazardous waste and include required monitoring and recordkeeping instructions. If you use an autoclave to decontaminate biohazardous waste, you need to read and follow these guidelines and fill out a site-specific SOP (template SOP available). Any personnel operating the autoclave needs to have documented training on the site-specific procedures.
Use this document to familiarize yourself with the hazards involved with operating an autoclave. Learn how to protect yourself before operating an autoclave. These general autoclave safety guidelines need to be reviewed by any person that operates an autoclave for any reason.
Learn how to assesmble a biohazardous spill kit. This document outlines the components needed for a spill kit to clean up spills of biohazardous agents including recombinant DNA.