Work surfaces must be
decontaminated daily and immediately following spills. This will
reduce the spread of contamination to one's person and at the same time
reduce the potential for contaminating one's own or someone else's experiment
All biological waste and contaminates equipment should be decontaminated
or inactivated prior to disposal or reuse. This is especially
true if known pathogens are involved.
Contaminated materials such as culture flasks, glassware, laboratory
equipment, etc., should be decontaminated before washing, reuse, or
This will help protect personnel not directly associated with the
laboratory activity, (e.g., glassware workers, janitors, repair personnel,
animal care technical support, etc.).
Such personnel should never be exposed to contaminated materials
without first being informed and thoroughly trained.
Hypodermic needles and syringes.