Biological Safety

Biological safety encompasses the safe use and management of biological materials in the laboratory. This is accomplished in several ways. EHS has developed a biological safety program for the safe management and use of biological materials; EHS provides training and inspects labs with special attention on biological safety and the university has an Institutional Biosafety Committee that oversees the use of certain microbiological materials. 

Program Documents

Biological Safety Manual
Biohazardous Spill Disposal

Bloodborne Pathogens Documents

Exposure Control Plan Template
Bloodborne Pathogen Incident Report
HBV Vaccination Declination Form

Other Important Internal Items

Medical Surveillance Program (Animal Care Workers and Bloodborne Pathogens)

External Resources

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines)
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets