- The Biosafety staff performs periodic biosafety inspections of all spaces that are approved by the IBC for work with biological materials. These inspections are specifically focused on Biosafety, as outline by the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules and the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL).
- The outcome of the inspections are reported to the IBC.
- Note that the Laboratory Safety Group at Tufts University and the Environmental Health and Safety Group at Tufts Medical Center will perform separate lab safety inspections. These inspections cover other safety topics, such as chemical, radiation, fire, and OSHA-related topics.
- To schedule a vendor to service your biosafety cabinet, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Note that biosafety cabinets must be certified at least annually, and this is verified during biosafety inspections. Biosafety cabinets must also be recertified if moved or after major repairs.
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- The Biosafety staff respond to reports of accidents or incidents involving biological materials. If reporting to an external agency is necessary, the Biosafety staff will assist in that process. For more information on how to handle accidents or incidents involving biological materials, please visit the Accidents and Incidents page.
- Please visit the Training page for more information on the types of training provided by the Biosafety Program.
- Work with biological materials that fall under the scope of the IBC must be registered and approved. Please visit the IBC website for more information on the review and approval process.
- The Biosafety staff assists Principal Investigators in conducting risk assessments and preparing the forms to register their work with biological materials that falls under the scope of the IBC. The registration form and other associated forms can be found on the IBC Forms page.