- Animal Pathogens: Pathogenic microorganisms that can cause disease in animals;
- Biohazardous Waste: Includes bloodborne pathogens, infectious wastes, animal pathogens and plant pathogens;
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Pathological microorganisms found in human blood that can cause diseases in humans. Examples are the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV);
- Infectious Waste: Human or animal pathogenic cultures and tissue body fluids.
- Sharps: Anything that can cause a cut or puncture to humans, including but not limited to syringes, needles, scalpel blades, razor blades and disposable pipettes;
- Plant Pathogens: Pathogenic microorganisms that can cause diseases in plants.