Laboratory Biosafety Inspections
Laboratory biosafety inspections are performed annually. A report will be sent to the Principal Investigator or lab safety contact following the completion of each laboratory biosafety inspection. This report will include a description of any deficiencies identified and the appropriate corrective actions. The Principal Investigator is responsible for implementing all corrective actions documented in their lab inspection report. The Biosafety Officer is available to answer questions or provide technical advice regarding research safety procedures, laboratory security, compliance requirements, or other biological safety issues.
The primary goals for the biological safety inspection program include:
- Conduct a risk assessment for each laboratory (e.g. identify agent hazards, procedure hazards, routes of transmission)
- Promote the implementation of appropriate biosafety administrative policies, work practices, facility design, and safety equipment
- Prevent the transmission of biological agents to workers, other persons, and the environment
- Improve compliance with applicable biological safety regulations and guidelines