|Department:||Environmental Health & Safety|
The purpose of the WNC Biosafety Manual is to define policies and procedures that when implemented, will minimize risks to personnel, facilities, and the environment resulting from the use of biological agents during teaching, and clinical activities at WNC. The work practices, procedures and policies specified in this manual are based on current regulatory requirements and accepted good biosafety practices. Implementation of these measures will reduce the likelihood that an incident involving a biological agent will occur, and will fulfill regulatory biosafety expectations. Laboratory microbiological work usually involves exposure not only to biological hazards, but to chemical hazards as well. Consequently, this manual should be used in conjunction with the WNC Chemical Hygiene Plan.
|Date Adopted||Dates Revised||June 20, 2013; September 2, 2008|
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