Autoclaves

Preventative Maintenance
The Biosafety Office manages the campus contract for autoclave preventative maintenance.  This contract covers shared-use, departmental autoclaves and their associated boilers and includes quarterly preventative maintenance visits and necessary repairs. Contact us if your autoclave is in need of repair or maintenance.

Working Safely with Autoclaves
Biohazard waste from BSL-1 and 2 labs may be disposed of directly into EHS supplied Biohazard Waste Boxes lined with red biohazard bags.

If your lab needs to autoclave waste, be sure to:
•    Use a tray to contain your waste
•    Use autoclavable biohazard bags
•    Be trained on proper autoclave use