Safe Biological Work Practices

Safe Biological Work Practices

All work with biological materials must be done in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and guidelines to ensure these materials are handled appropriately. EH&S provides resources to help guide the proper use, storage, handling and disposal of biological materials.

Department Contact

Office
617.496.3797
biosafety@harvard.edu

Did You Know?

The Public Health Agency of Canada has published Pathogen Safety Data Sheets.  Similar to Chemical Safety Data sheets, these documents offer a quick summary of pathogen hazards, PPE to use, other precautions and a regulatory summary.   The USA's Center for Disease Control (CDC) also offers fact sheets and laboratory and health information on various pathogens of concern.