The Biological Safety program is designed to maintain safe conditions in biological research and to prevent harm to humans, animals and the environment. Safe biological research includes appropriate facilities and equipment, adequate training, proper laboratory practices and safe working conditions. Biological safety helps protect the USD community of students, faculty, staff and visitors. It also helps maintain our academic excellence and integrity. Good biological safety practices protect the environment from release of potentially harmful agents.

You can find detailed information about biosafety in the USD Biosafety Manual including biosafety policies and safe work practices. If you are working with biohazards, be sure that an electronic link or paper copy of the USD Biosafety Manual is available in the laboratory.

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USD Biological Safety Manual