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Biological Safety at PennSafety Across the Globe

 

Biosafety: working safely with pathogenic microorganisms and/or potentially infectious material.  To acheive this, use:

 

• Proper laboratory practices and procedures

• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

• Safety equipment

• Containment and facility design

 

These elements must be in place to protect laboratory personnel, the environment and the public from biological hazards. It is the collective responsibility of all researchers to follow biosafety practices.

Biological Safety Policy (link to PDF)

 

 

Penn's Biosafety Officers:


Position

Phone Number

Andrew Maksymowych

Associate Director & Institutional Biosafety Officer

215-898-6236

Sue Souder

Sr. Biosafety Officer

215-746-6641

Marie-Luise Faber

Biosafety Officer

215-746-6706

Shirly Mildiner-Earley

Biosafety Officer 215-746-8564

Mary Reid

Biosafety Officer 215-573-2355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Components of the Penn Biosafety Program:

Who to contact and reference links:

Human Gene Transfer

Andrew Maksymowych

r∙s∙DNA Registrations

Any Biosafety Officer. Forms & instructions. IBC Meeting Schedule.

Shipping

Sue Souder. Important shipping information.

IACUC Review

Any Biosafety Officer. Microorganisms or hazardous materials in IACUC protocols.

Biosafety Cabinets

Any Biosafety Officer. Biosafety Cabinet Information.

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Any Biosafety Officer. BBP Exposure Control Plan.

Select Agent Registration

Andrew Maksymowych. Select Agents information.

Infectious Waste

Andrew Maksymowych. Disposal guidelines for each school.

Laboratory Audits

Any Biosafety Officer. Audit resources.

Biological Safety Manual Any Biosafety Officer. Biosafety Manual.

 Risk Assessment

Any Biosafety Officer.

Biosafety Training

Any Biosafety Officer. Training link.