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Policies & Procedures

IBC Policies and Procedures

Committee Policies

Due to local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines, Lab Specific Biosafety Manuals (LSBMs) are required for all BSL-2 laboratories. The DPH and NIH will inspect labs to ensure BSL-2 labs have these available and accessible, as well as to ensure that all lab personnel have been trained on the LSBM on an annual basis. The Training Verification Form must be used to show that LSBM training has been completed on an annual basis. The rest of the training columns are optional. However, if they are not used, dates of training for personnel must be printed and added to that section of the binder.

The IBC and Biosafety will be distributing general LSBM binders during annual Biosafety Audits. If you would like to schedule a time for an LSBM binder to be delivered to your lab, prior to the Biosafety Audit, please send an email request to ibc@uconn.edu.

The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for including laboratory specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the LSBM is specific to the biohazards in their lab. Biosafety has provided pathogen risk assessments for some of the more common biohazards found in laboratories. Incorporate them into your LSBM, if they apply to your laboratory or use them as a guide to create your own.