Biohazardous Waste

Management of biohazardous waste is strictly regulated by the California Medical Waste Act and enforced by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Biohazardous waste includes sharps, Risk Group 2 and Risk Group 3 contaminated material, materials contaminated with Risk Group 1 recombinant DNA, blood, bodily fluids containing blood, human and animal tissues, and animal carcasses.

Biohazardous waste contaminated with hazardous chemicals must be disposed of as a chemical waste.  Refer to the chemical waste page for more information.  Biohazardous waste contaminated with radioactive material must be disposed of as a radioactive waste.  Refer to the radioactive waste page for more information.





EHS Categories

Environmental Safety Industrial Hygiene Public Health Radiation Safety Hazardous Waste