subtitles biological safety

The UAH Biosafety program was designed to provide guidance and assistance to protect faculty, staff and students from exposure to biohazardous materials and to guard against the release of biohazardous materials that may harm humans, animals, plants or the environment. It provides administrative support to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

The Laboratory Safety Committee acts as the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)It reviews and approves all research and teaching projects involving hazardous biological materials to ensure that work is conducted in a manner that does not pose significant risk to the health and safety of laboratory workers, the public, or the environment, and to ensure compliance with applicable external regulations and UAH policies. 

UAH manuals for biological safety are developed based on guidance largely from the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Labs (BMBL).  These are very useful resources. 

Manuals, Plans, Programs and Templates:

Biological Safety Manual (docx)  Student Lab Safety Agreement (docx)
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan (docx) Lab Emergency Plan Template (pdf)
Lab Safety Manual (docx) Biological Spill Procedures (docx)
Chemical Hygiene Plan (docx) Template for Lab Specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (pdf) 
Nanomaterials Safety Manual (docx) Guidelines for Minors in Labs and Parental Consent Form (docx)
Lab Personal Protective Equipment Policy (docx) Biological Waste Handling Guide (docx)


Quick Information:


Personal Protective Equipment  Lab Safety Guidance What Is?
Glove Selection Guidelines (pdf) Autoclave Safety Guidelines (docx) DEA List I and List II Chemicals (docx)
Gloves-Chemical Resistance Chart (pdf) Carcinogenic Chemicals (docx Department of Homeland Security Chemicals of Interest List (docx 
Laboratory Coat Guidelines (pdf) Handling Cryogenic Liquid (docx Particularly Hazardous Substances (pdf)
Student Lab Safety Agreement (docx) Compressed Gas Cylinders (docx) EPA Chemical Segregation Chart (docx)
  Demystifying Synthetic Organic Laboratory Technique (docx)  EPA Chemical Compatibility Chart (pdf)
  Glassware Management (docx Lab Close-out vs Clean-out (docx)
  Peroxide Former Management (docx Potentially Explosive Materials Management (docx)
  Electrical safety (docx) Safe Use of Isoflurane (pptx)
  Guidelines for Maximizing Hood Efficiency (docx) Power Failures Weather Shut-down Procedures (docx
  Safe Use of Hydrofluoric Acid (docx)  
  Blood Processing Protocol - Dr. Ng (docx)  


Forms, Signs, Labels:


 Lab Door Emergency Sign  Student Lab Safety Agreement (docx)
 UAH Chemical Inventory Form (pdf), (xls)  Material Safety Data Sheet Lab Sign (pdf)
 UAH Chemical Waste Inventory Form (pdf)  Laboratory Waste Label (pdf)