Biological Safety

University personnel who utilize biological agents are expected to implement prudent practices, precautions, and handling techniques for biological agents as a means of promoting a safe and healthful environment for the University community. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the Biological Safety Program.

We hope that the resources shown on this web page will assist you in working safety with biological agents. If you have questions or need training, please feel free to contact Robert Clark at either rclark12@memphis.edu or 901.678.5700.

Exposure Control Plan Reminder

If personnel in your department are potentially exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials, federal regulations, state law, and University policy require implementation of an exposure control plan. Click here for a copy of the model exposure control plan.

University of Memphis Biological Safety Links

Additional Biological Safety Information



Safety Data Sheets


Biological Safety Program


Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories


Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets