USC’s Biosafety Program covers any individual who works or volunteers for USC and handles potentially hazardous biological materials. EH&S Biosafety serves the community by:
- Providing service to the USC Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
- Providing information on safe procedures and practices.
- Explaining the proper use of safety equipment.
- Matching personal protective equipment to the task.
- Providing access to Immunizations and medical evaluations based on your potential exposure to biohazardous materials.
How do I:
- Find Exposure Control Plans and other information I need for the IBC?
- Use a Biohazardous Use Authorization (BUA) to apply for permission to use biohazards?
- Enroll in biosafety training classes?
- Participate in research-related health monitoring offered by Occupational Medicine for Biomedical Research (i.e., I work with BBP and/or animals)?
- Prepare for biosafety inspections?
- Clean up a minor biohazardous spill?
- Manage my biological waste and dispose of it?
- Certify my biosafety cabinet (BSC)?
- Biosafety Manual
- USC Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
- Bloodborne Pathogens Program
- Hepatitis B Immunization
- Transporting Biological Materials
- Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Research Laboratories (BMBL)
- NIH Guidelines for Recombinant DNA Research
- NIH PI Brochure
- Pathogen Data Sheets (PDS) from Public Health Agency of Canada
- Animal Allergies
- Animal Exposure Risk Assessment
- Biohazardous Spill Clean-Up – New
- Class II Biosafety Cabinets
- Common Disinfectants for the Laboratory – New
- Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)
- Proper Use of Class II Biosafety Cabinets
- Recombinant DNA
- Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Incident Reporting
- Safe Alternatives to Open Flames in a BSC
- Transport of Biological Materials
- Vaccinia Vaccine