Biosafety Manual

The Biosafety Manual was prepared by the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department after careful review of pertinent federal and state government regulatory documents, along with reference guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization.

This manual will:

  • Discuss components of working in a research laboratory;
  • Address the most commonly asked questions from faculty, staff and students on general biosafety, pathogens, and recombinant DNA (rDNA) or synthetic nucleic acid (sNA) issues;
  • Provide information about training, safe work practices, safety equipment and personal protective equipment; and
  • Provide guidance for investigators who need to submit a protocol for review by the Institutional Biosafety Committee.