It is important to identify the various hazardous materials (biological, radioactive and chemical) that will be part of an experimental protocol. In some cases, it may be more challenging to control the hazards (e.g. animal biologically shedding the material or agent). Such materials may pose a hazard to laboratory personnel and other UB personnel (e.g. animal care specialists).
In addition, based on the hazardous materials use, there may be requirement committee approvals, regulatory submittals and permitting prior to the initiation of the experiment. In some cases, some approvals may be contingent on some of the other required approvals. To start the approval process, fill out the form and complete the appropriate applications as indicated below as soon as possible in the experiment proposal stage:
A. Biological Agents
B. Radioactive Materials & Radiation Producing Machines
C. Chemical Agents
D. Activities Requiring Special Permitting
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition, US Department of Health and Human Services to determine if the experimental agents are rated BSL2 or BSL3 agents.