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  • Reviewing all proposals to assure compliance with this policy and the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, the CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, and the OSHA Standards for Bloodborne Pathogens.

  • Conducting periodic self-studies of the effectiveness of College policy on biosafety and the implementation procedures.  Reports of studies are provided to the Provost along with recommendations on needed revisions.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan (doc)

Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook (pdf)

Regulated Medical Waste Management (doc)

Biochem PPE Matrix (doc)

SDS Sources:

Hazardous Materials Shipment:

The University of New Hampshire provides an excellent  document, Guidelines for the Shipment of Excepted Quantities of Flammable Liquids According to IATA/ICAO Regulation (pdf), that explains how to package and ship excepted quantities of flammable liquids.  This includes samples that are preserved in small quantities of flammable liquids such as ethanol.

The University of New Hampshire also provides guidelines for shipment of other hazardous materials to include biological materials.  These guidelines can be accessed at The University of New Hampshire's web page, Shipping Hazardous Materials (pdf).