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X. BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have regulations for the management of medical waste. In accordance, this material must be separated from other trash. (For a list of regulated medical wastes, see appendix I).
For detailed instructions on how to collect, label, and dispose of the regulated medical waste you generate, contact the Office of Environmental Health & Safety.

Regulated medical waste that is radioactive must also be handled and disposed of in a manner that is approved by the Radiation Safety Officer.

Any research that involves the use of recombinant DNA must be submitted for approval to the College’s Biosafety Committee prior to initiating the work.  The Biosafety Committee has the authority to ensure that all National Institutes of Health, government and College of Environmental Science and Forestry guidelines are followed. (See Appendix I)

The use of vertebrates in both lab and field studies must be reported to the College’s Animal Use and Care Committee.  Contact Dr. Brian Underwood at phone x6820; hbunderw@syr.edu. The use of Controlled Substances must be done in coordination with the Controlled Substance Officer at x6848.


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