Sharps Broken glass, razor blades, syringes and needles are to be disposed of in the appropriate containers, i.e. broken glass boxes and sharps containers. DO NOT PUT ANYTHING SHARP IN THE WASTE BASKETS!
Chemical Waste DO NOT POUR ANY WASTE CHEMICALS DOWN THE SINK! Place used or waste chemicals in properly labeled chemical waste containers.
Animal Waste Place all animal waste in plastic bags labeled ‘ANIMAL WASTE FROM BIOS ____.’ Take the bags to the freezer on first floor (the freezer is accessible by using the stairs or freight elevator at the south end of the building). Do not allow discarded animal specimens to accumulate in teaching laboratories.
At the end of each semester, the TA's are required to attend the final lab inspection. The inspection includes:
- returning equipment and unused items to the prep room
- scrubbing all countertops
- organizing lab supplies
- cleaning microscopes, computers, aquariums/terrariums, and other equipment used in the teaching lab
- returning the textbooks and keys
We will use our normal TA meeting during finals week for this lab inspection.