Who gets inspected?
All USC research facilities where USC researchers (faculty, staff, or volunteers) handle potentially hazardous biological materials are subject to periodic and comprehensive inspections. Biosafety inspections are conducted by the Biosafety Program.

What is inspected?
Inspections encompass review of administrative controls such as signage, standard operating procedures, and safety training; engineering controls such as biosafety cabinets, centrifuge rotors, and automatic pipettors; personal protective equipment such as appropriate lab coat, gloves, and eye protection, and biomedical waste management.

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