Updated Guidance on Safe Handling of Sharps

The Office of Biosafety has issued updated guidance on the “Safe Handling of Sharps in the Biological Research Laboratory” as part of its efforts to ensure that work is conducted in a manner that does not pose significant risk to the health and safety of laboratory workers.

The new guidance includes information on reducing use of sharps in the laboratory, use of safer sharps alternatives, training on safe use of sharps, use of scalpels, environmental awareness, sharps handling, sharps disposal, and reporting and responding to an injury.

See the new guidance.

For more information on sharps safety or additional training, please contact the Office of Biosafety: 706-255-2697 or biosfty@uga.edu.