Biological Safety-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Biological Safety

The Biological Safety Program provides services related to the use of biological agents. Types of regulated biologicals are human, animal, and plant pathogens; human blood and blood components; recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids; cell and tissue cultures; etc. Program services include:

  • Oversight of the receipt, possession, use, and transfer of biological materials
  • Select agent registration
  • Oversight of the University’s Bloodborne Pathogens Program
  • Safe laboratory practices
  • Laboratory Biological Safety Level (BSL) assignment
  • Safety training
  • Waste disposal
  • Surveillance and certification of biological safety cabinets
  • Review of recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids applications

Biological Safety Officer

Office: MI 313
Phone: (412) 268-8405
Contact: Andrew Lawson


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