The VCU autoclave program has been designed by the Office of Safety and Risk Management (SRM) to assist researchers in the safe operation of autoclaves during the sterilization of regulated medical waste (RMW), and to ensure compliance with Virginia Waste Management Board:  Chapter 120, Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations (VA RMW Regulations) throughout the process. 

Prior to disposal, all regulated medical waste must be properly treated at a permitted RMW Treatment Facility using steam sterilization (autoclaving), incineration, or an approved alternative treatment method.

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