Biological Safety

Biosafety is a complete program of recognition, evaluation, and control to minimize the health risk from potential exposure to biohazardous materials that are used in research activities at MU. All policies and procedures relating to Biosafety can be found in the Biosafety Manual.

Principal Investigators have primary responsibility for laboratory safety, including containment of biohazardous materials to prevent personnel exposure and environmental release. Protocols involving the use of recombinant DNA, or are classified as BSL2 or BSL3, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee. EHS monitors laboratories to be sure that biohazardous materials are handled and stored safely.

EHS works closely with the Institutional Biosafety Committee to develop and review campus policies and issues related to biohazardous materials.