Biosafety Manual

The UW Biosafety Manual provides students, staff, and faculty at UW with information that is necessary to protect them and the surrounding community from possible hazards associated with the use of biohazardous agents and recombinant or synthetic DNA/RNA (recDNA) molecules.

All laboratories and facilities using biohazards should have an electronic or paper copy of the current Biosafety Manual available.

BUA Change application

Complete the Change to BUA application to obtain approval for changes to research involving biohazards such as a new agent or new location. Submit BUA applications at least four weeks prior to the IBC meeting. Electronic submissions to ehsbio@uw.edu are preferred. Submit via campus mail to EH&S at Box 357165 or by fax to 206.221.3068.

 

National Biosafety Month 2016: Evaluation, Collaboration and Commitment

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy has announced the 3rd annual National Biosafety Month in October 2016.

During National Biosafety Month, you are encouraged to focus attention on biosafety policies, practices and procedures. Investigators and laboratory managers should raise biosafety awareness, discuss the importance of safety, and seek input on ways to strengthen biosafety practices and procedures in their labs.