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Environment, Health and Safety

Biological Safety

Biological Research at the University of Buffalo must be carried out with due concern for the safety and welfare of the University Community, the public we serve, the environment and the research subjects, human and animal. To assist you in your efforts to fulfill this critical responsibility, the Office of Environment, Health and Safety provides information, guidance, and training in Biosafety fundamentals, regulatory affairs (federal, state and local) and works closely with the various University committees that oversee research at the University at Buffalo.

In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, an employer must implement an exposure control plan for the worksite with details on employee protection measures. Also, individuals must have the appropriate training to work with such materials.