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Campus Safety and Security

Control of Biohazards in Research and Education

Section: Campus Safety and Security Policies
Policy Name: Control of Biohazards in Research and Education
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Origination Date: September 15, 1977
Revisions: June 5, 1989; January 12, 1999; March 27, 2003; May 8, 2003; February 10, 2014
Legacy Policy Number: 7-19
  1. PURPOSETo ensure all activities related to the use of biological materials are conducted in a safe manner as well as in compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and University regulations.
  2. POLICYNo person shall purchase, receive, possess, use, transfer, or dispose of any biological materials except with the approval of and in accordance with procedures established by the University Biosafety Committee and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Certain work outlined in the Biosafety Manual will require the approval of these organizations.

    For more information regarding the University Biosafety program and to access the University Biosafety Manual or contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (ext. 8475).