EH&S focuses on providing resources and expertise regarding the assessment and control of biological hazards including recombinant and synthetic DNA, infectious agents, and human materials. Our biosafety services include: biosafety and bloodborne pathogen program development and implementation, training, emergency response, assisting Principal Investigators (PIs) to register their biological projects, containment facility design review, and guidance on safe handling of biological agents, proper biological waste disposal, and decontamination procedures.

Department Contact


Angie Birnbaum
Senior Biosafety Program Officer

Did You Know?

The National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies instituted a Biosafety Stewardship Month in September 2014 for NIH laboratories and NIH grantee institutions to assess the effectiveness of their biosafety practices, conduct inventories of infectious agents and toxins in all labs, and reinforce biosafety training of investigators, laboratory staff and others. EH&S encourages labs to extend these practices throughout a Lab Safety Stewardship Season.