EH&S is available to assist laboratories in understanding and managing select agents, which are materials that have been identified by the United States government as agents that have potential use in biological terrorism or warfare.
Numerous requirements must be in place before these materials can be used in research.
Did You Know?
There are safer options to using standard hypodermic needles and scalpels in research. Safer needle devices include retractable and re-sheathing needles, re-sheathing scalpels, needles that can be blunted after use, and many more. Consider if a safer sharp will work for your experiment or if a blunt needle can be substituted. For more information on safer sharps, visit Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Healthcare Wide Hazards Needlestick/Sharps Injuries.