Biological Safety

USU’s biological safety program provides oversight and coordination for the safe use of human and animal pathogens, biological toxins, human blood and recombinant DNA on campus. This involves monitoring laboratory safety practices, providing training and information, picking up biohazardous waste for safe disposal, and advising researchers about pertinent regulatory guidelines and required permits.

The EHS Office has staff on the Biohazards Committee and Institutional Biosafety/Recombinant DNA Committee and is involved in ensuring pathogenic organisms are handled in a controlled environment by competent personnel. The EHS Office is always available to assist with questions or concerns relating to biosafety.

For further information, contact Kirt Poulsen.