The University of Iowa

Lab News - Biohazardous Waste Disposal Reminder

This is a reminder regarding requirements for preparing red tubs for biowaste disposal.  ICON course W524HZ must be completed at least one time by laboratory staff, as noted below:

  • Biohazardous Waste - W524HZ: all laboratory staff and other non-lab staff that generate and/or handle biohazardous waste tubs.  EHS requires the completion of this course by the indicated audience due to recurring problems related to packaging, labeling and pick-up of biohazardous waste that affect the UI’s compliance with Department of Transportation requirements.

Note that red tub waste may include general lab waste such as disposable gloves, test tubes, specimen containers, bench paper and other items that may not actually be biohazardous. Further information regarding waste preparation and disposal may be found by clicking on this link: