Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to anyone who is working with human tissues, blood or items contaminated with human blood. It also applies to any lab working with potentially infectious substances, including cultures and plates, pipettes, needles, intentionally infected lab animals and their bedding.


Any area that is generating regulated medical waste is required to properly package per federal and state regulations. EHSS must be contacted for disposal immediately upon packaging the waste to ensure timely disposal. All disposal and packaging materials are supplied to the univeristy community free of charge.