Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Biological Safety

Where a person works with or in an area where biohazards exists such as, infectious agents or rDNA.  Further definition of biohazards include an agent of biological origin that has the capacity to produce deleterious effects on humans, i.e. microorganisms, toxins and allergens derived from those organisms; and allergens and toxins derived from higher plants and animals.

Persons working with infectious agents or potentially infected materials must be aware of potential hazards, and must be trained and proficient in the practices and techniques required for handling such material safely.

Training is required initially for all those working with biohazards; and then refresher training as policy/procedure/equipment changes occur and/or as the PI/supervisor determines there is a need.

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