This program was established to protect laboratory personnel, students, staff, faculty and the environment from biohazardous substances, as well as to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations. The program is presently comprised of the Institutional Biosafety (IBC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) Committees, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Special Medical Waste Programs. Services include: providing information to researchers on recommended procedures for handling potentially pathogenic microorganisms, organisms containing recombinant DNA and research involving animals; conducting lab inspections; monitoring biological safety cabinets and autoclaves; and ensuring the proper disposal of infectious/special medical waste.
Below are the documents pertaining to Biological Safety:
- Blood Spills and Trauma Scenes (PDF)
- Occupational Health Program for Personnel with Substantial Laboratory Animal Contact (PDF)
- Procedures for the Safe Disposal of Personal Sharps on Campus (PDF)
- Special Medical Waste Program (PDF)
Bloodborne Pathogens Training:
Environmental Health and Safety
7400 York Road Building, Suite 301
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (410) 704-2949
Fax: (410) 704-2993