Styrofoam Necropsy Board Requirements

Using Styrofoam cooler lids as necropsy boards paired with syringe needles is a common practice in the labs.  Labs often reuse the boards and needles before disposing of them.  When not in use, the needles and boards are stored on a bench top, shelf, or drying rack. To prevent needle stick injuries, labs are now required to secure the Styrofoam boards to a hard rigid surface such as a pan or tray during transport, storage, and use. If you have additional questions about necropsy boards, please contact your safety representative.