The Biological Safety Program provides guidance to facilitate safe and responsible use of human and animal pathogens, biological toxins, human blood and recombinant DNA.
Biohazard Waste Pickup Form
Biohazardous Waste is waste that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials and is often referred to as regulated medical waste. For more information, consult WSU's Biohazardous Waste Guide.
Environmental Health & Safety provides a biohazard waste pickup service to the campus community. To request this service, complete the form below and we will contact you to schedule a time for waste pickup.
We do not provide this service to the general public. If you are not part of the university, you may visit the Weber-Morgan Health solid and hazardous waste site for additional resources. In the case of an emergency, call 911.
The biosafety program outlines appropriate practices, university policies and regulatory requirements for working safety with hazardous materials.
University procedures to identify, package, transport and decontaminate biohazardous waste.
The biosafety program outlines appropriate practices, university policies and regulatory requirements for working safety with bio-hazardous materials.
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Procedures
This program provides safety policies for the protection of Weber State employees who have a potential for occupational exposure to human blood or other unfixed fluids or tissue that may contain bloodborne pathogens (BBP), such as Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), among others.
For best practices to identify, prevent and treat initial exposure to bloodborne pathogens:
To report information relating to an incident when exposure to bloodborne pathogens is a possibility, fill out one of the following forms. This form is to be used in place of the Individual's Report of Incident:
If known, the person who's blood may be a source of occupational exposure (source individual) to other employees, should be identified and documented through one of the following forms:
Supervisors should complete and return one of the following forms to Human Resources within 24 hours of the incident:
Guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for preventing bloodborne pathogen exposure and needlestick accidents:
Guidelines regarding policy and safety practices to prevent the spread of disease resulting from handling blood or other potentially infectious materials during the course of work:
Forms and Checklists
This inspection is to be completed by lab managers, PI’s and professors, minimally at the start of each semester to ensure the safety of their lab environment.
Biosafety labs use this audit and note any deficiencies that need to be addressed.
Daily checklist highlighting tasks needed for working safely in a Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC). Checklist doubles as a training tool or for annual audit of operational protocols.
Refined biosafety manual that advises protocol-driven risk assessments regarding safe-handling and containment of infectious microorganisms and hazardous biological materials.
Biosafety practices and containment principles for constructing and handling nucleic acid molecules, cells, organisms and viruses containing such molecules.
Guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for preventing bloodborne pathogen exposure and needlestick accidents.
Safety and Health Topics pages OSHA maintains for various biological agents and toxins. Each page offers detailed information about the specific biological agent or group of agents on which it focuses, including sections on identifying possible worker health hazards and control measures to prevent exposures.
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
For questions or information about the Biosafety program and meetings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or one of our committee members below.
Department of Public Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
Non-Affiliated - Utah State University Extension
Non-Affiliated - Weber Morgan Health
IBC Committee Chair
Medical Lab Sciences
Office of Sponsored Projects
IRB Rep - Athletic Training