Biohazardous Waste Management Program

Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) has developed a robust program for the management of biohazardous waste generated by research, instructional, and clinical activities at Temple University (TU). The purpose of the program is to protect the safety of students, employees, and vistors; protect the environment; and to comply with federal, state, and local regulations.

Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) has developed a policy and associated guidance documents to establish a written plan to address how the University manages all biohazardous waste generated from Temple University (TU).

Radiological and chemical waste are covered in the Radiation Safety Manual and the Chemical Waste Management Program respectively, and are therefore not covered by this program.

Have a Biological Waste Question? Call us at (215) 707-2520 (2-2520) or use the EHRS Contact Form.

Biological Waste Pickup Request (Temple University Main Campus Only)

HSC, Podiatry, and Ambler: Refer to your campus/building-specific procedures for the removal of biohazardous waste from your area.

Methods for Managing Specific Biohazardous Waste

EHRS provides specific information and guidance on numerous biohazardous waste streams generated by research, instructional, and clinical activities throughout the University.


Biohazardous Waste Management Policy

Biological Safety Program

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) describe the physical and health hazards of chemicals or chemical-containing products and can be accessed in CEMS.

Search for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) (ChemInventory account NOT required)

EHRS Publications Related to Chemical Safety

EHRS has a wide variety of programs and publications (fact sheets, forms, guides, manuals, etc.) available to assist you in working safely with chemicals in your work environment.

Compliance, Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines

A listing of key applicable regulations, standards, and external guidelines available for review by the University community.


EHRS offers a wide variety of training courses to increase your knowledge, improve your ability to recognize and mitigate risk, and help maintain a safe work environment.