The UNMC Biosafety Program provides guidance and resources to ensure the safe handling and use of biological and biohazardous materials for research, clinical, and teaching activities at UNMC. The program is intended to protect workers, students, the community, and the environment from potential exposures to biohazardous materials. Safe use of biological and biohazardous materials involves appropriate facilities and equipment, adequate training, outreach, proper laboratory practices, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Our biosafety services include biosafety and bloodborne pathogen program development and implementation, emergency response, assisting Principal Investigators (PIs) with registering their biological projects with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), containment facility design review, laboratory inspections, and guidance on safe handling of biological agents, proper biological waste disposal, and decontamination procedures. We ensure that laboratories on campus comply with University biosafety policies and all regulatory requirements for working with biohazardous materials.