appropriate Usage Forms and Written Experimental Protocol, per project
or planned research to the university Biosafety Officer (BSO).
- Obtain IBC
approval, prior to the start of such research or project. (download
copies of Usage Forms and Experimental Protocols directly from this
- Insure necessary
biological containments are available for proposed research, and that
manipulation of infectious agent and material is safely done in
- Insure all
personnel directly associated with the project understand the need of,
and obtain any necessary immunizations.
- Provide and
ensure all employees, directly or indirectly involved in the proposed
research, have had necessary training as it relates to the project.
- Inform employees
of, and make sure they understand potential risk associated with
infectious agent manipulation in general, and proposed research in
- Make sure
employees use appropriate protective equipment when necessary, and
follow guidelines and procedures dealing with accidental spills of
infectious agent and material.
- Make sure that
proper management; laboratory security, storage and disposition of all
infectious agents and resulting wastes are followed.
- Maintain all
training and immunization records.
- Strictly adhere to all safe work practices and
procedures described herein, and to responsible investigator's safety
instructions, regarding the use/manipulation, storage, generation and
disposition of infectious and bio-hazardous wastes.
- Attend all required safety training.
- Report all potentially hazardous situations
and/or accidents including spills to supervisor. (See Emergency
- Use recommended protective equipment.