The Biosafety Program 

The goals of the College's Biological Safety Program are to:

  1.  protect staff, students and the community from exposure to potentially biohazardous agents that may cause disease or other detrimental effects in humans, animals, or plants.
  2.  prevent environmental contamination.
  3.  provide biosecurity guidelines to  safeguard experimental materials.
  4.  ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local guidelines and regulations.

The Biosafety Program is coordinated by the Biosafety Officer and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).


The Biosafety Program is responsible for:

  1. the review and approval of research proposals, teaching lab protocols and other laboratory activities that involve rDNA and other potentially biohazardous agents. The review shall assure the safe acquisition, storage, use, and disposal of all biological agents.
  2. ensuring the appropriate training of Principal Investigators (PIs) and lab personnel including students and technical staff.