Biological spills and exposures can happen when working with infectious or potentially infectious materials. These incidents occur both inside and outside of the laboratory or a biological safety cabinet so it is important to know how to safely clean and disinfect these spills.
Reporting Spills and/or exposures:
Having a readily available spill kit in the lab is strongly recommended. Items contained in the spill kit may vary depending on the type of research or clinical activities being performed.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) has developed some guidelines for the proper way to clean-up spills involving hazardous biological materials and the proper selection and use of disinfectants and sterilization methods on the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campuses.