Individuals working with biohazardous agents are expected to know and understand all relevant safety guidelines. Because the principal investigator is aware of the complexities of the research and its associated hazard, they must adequately inform all who are working in the research laboratory, personally monitor day to day operation of the laboratory, and take all necessary steps for protection of staff, students, and the general public against undesirable consequences of experimental work conducted in their laboratory.
Biological Safety Links:
- Office of Research Integrity. Go here and review the "initial research classification form" to determine if your work might require oversite.
- Bio-hazardous waste management
- Using Bio-Safety Hoods
- CDC's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition
- NIH Directors biosafety blog