Biosafety Program

Purpose

The purpose of the University of Oregon Biosafety Program is to:

  • Assist in protecting faculty, staff and students from exposure to biohazardous materials 
  • Guard against the release of biohazardous materials that may harm humans or the environment

Scope

The Biosafety Program seeks to fulfill these goals by providing support for the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), managing the Bloodborne Pathogens Program, and consulting on exposure assessments for the Occupational Health Program.

EHS is available to assist with obtaining permits and shipping biohazardous materials, advise staff who work with biological materials, and oversee proper disposal of biohazardous wastes.

The Biological Safety Manual outlines appropriate practices, university policies and regulatory requirements for working safely with biological and recombinant materials.

Biological Safety Manual

Contact: Hallie Hoskins, Biosafety Officer
541-346-3476 | hallieh@uoregon.edu