Biomedical Waste

EHS851 Biomedical Waste Training

This training course ensures the proper handling and disposal of biomedical waste, which can reduce the likelihood of exposure to infectious materials. Our goal is to protect healthcare and lab workers, environmental service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste. All UF faculty and staff who generate biomedical waste are required to complete this course upon hire and then annually thereafter. Training is required by State of Florida law. Biomedical waste includes:

  • Sharps – needles, syringe/needle combinations, lancets, scalpels, etc.
  • Any solid or liquid waste which may present a threat of infection to humans; laboratory/clinical waste contaminated with blood, tissue, cell cultures & other potentially infectious body fluids; non-liquid human tissue and body parts; blood, blood products, and other potentially infectious materials; laboratory/veterinary wastes containing human disease-causing agents.

Instructions on how to access myTraining, and complete mandatory compliance training modules:
Training can be accessed through the myUFL system by selecting Main Menu > My Self Service > Training and Development > myTraining Enrollment.
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