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Biosafety involves the safe use of biological materials in research, such as infectious or disease containing organisms, recombinant DNA technologies, bloodborne pathogens, human tissues, vectors of disease, and zoonotic agents, among others. The Biosafety Officer at EHS works with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), a group of faculty research experts and community representatives to help insure safe research protocols, labs, and equipment. Guidelines issued by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health are adhered to. Ohio University maintains a Biosafety Program and manual for researchers.

General Biosafety Information

Bloodborne Pathogens Program

Infectious Waste Program

Regulations, Guidelines & Web Resources

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Additional online information