|Date: 06/30/05||Policy ID: SEC-012||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Environmental Health and Safety|
|Oversight Executive:||Vice President for Research|
|Applies To:||Academic Division and the Medical Center.|
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|Reason for Policy:||
To protect University faculty, staff, students, visitors and the general public from biological agents used by the University of Virginia.
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
The University of Virginia will comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations which apply to the possession, manipulation and disposal of biological agents. Additionally, consensus biosafety guidelines such as those from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and other organizations will be applied as appropriate to protect personnel and the environment from potentially adverse exposures to biological agents.
All Principal Investigators or faculty who possess or use biological agents must register the possession and use of biological agents with the University of Virginia Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Investigators and faculty are authorized to proceed with the proposed activities only after obtaining IBC approval. Principal Investigators and faculty are responsible for ensuring that their practices, equipment and facilities do not jeopardize the health and well-being of themselves, their personnel, or the general public. The IBC and Environmental Health and Safety provide consultation and assistance to Principal Investigators and faculty in this regard.
Registration and Approval Mechanics
|Major Category:||Safety, Security and Environmental Quality|
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|Next Scheduled Review:||06/30/14|
|Approved By, Date:||Policy Review Committee, 06/30/05|
|Revision History:||Updated 7/21/11.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):||Biosafety XIV.D.1|