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Pipete and Pipette Tip Disposal

Per our UNMC #2005 Waste Handling Policy these items are defined as biohazardous waste no matter how they are used.   All pipettes and pipette tips must be disposed as biohazard waste even if they are autoclaved.  For convenience we have allowed used pipettes and pipette tips to be collected in boxes for disposal lined with plastic bags.  When ready for disposal the bag should be twisted closed and tied in a single knot (liquid tight), the box closed and placed in a biohazardous waste container for disposal.     This process will protect those that must handle these items through the disposal process.

 

USEFUL LINKS TO INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC:

Information on biohazardous waste at: http://info.unmc.edu/safety/safety-office/biohazardous-waste/index.html

 

Educational handout:  http://info.unmc.edu/safety/safety-office/biohazardous-waste/sharps_biowaste_info_OCT2012.pdf

 

UNMC #2005 Waste Handling Policy: http://wiki.unmc.edu/Waste_Handling

 

Let me know if you have any questions

 

 

John M. Hauser

Safety Manager

University of Nebraska Medical Center

987150 Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE  98198-7150

 

EMAIL: jhauser@unmc.edu

Phone 402-559-7315

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