The UCSC biological safety program is administered through the Institutional Biosafety Committee and the campus Bloodborne Pathogens Program.
Campus Biosafety Officer
UCSC has adopted the CDC publication entitled Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories as the general campus biosafety manual. A copy is available at:
CDC/NIH: Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
Institutional Biosafety Committee
The Institutional Biosafety Committee provides oversight for use of biological materials in teaching and research activities at UCSC. Individuals working with recombinant DNA, infectious agents, Select Agents, biological toxins or other listed material must contact the Campus Biosafety Officer to discuss completion of a Biological Use Authorization and steps for receiving institutional approval of their research proposal.
UCSC Biological Use Authorization (BUA) Form (Word version)
UCSC rDNA Registration Form (Word version)
UCSC Transgenic Animal Registration Form (Word version)
Bloodborne Pathogens Program
The Campus Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) program is designed to protect individuals from occupational exposure to human blood, tissues, cell lines and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). UCSC researchers working with human blood, human cell lines or OPIM must contact the Campus Biosafety Officer to discuss development of a laboratory specific BBP plan.
UCSC Bloodborne Pathogens Program (PDF version)
Human Cell Line Exposure Control Plan (PDF version - 4 page specific ECP for human cell line use)
Appendix C - Risk Services Forms
- UCSC Incident Report Form
- Authorization for Medical Treatment
- Supervisor's Incident Investigation & Report of Occupational Injury
- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccination Request Form
- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccination Declination Form
Aerosol Transmissible Disease Program
The State of California adopted the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard to protect health care workers, researchers, emergency first responders and others at risk of contracting aerosol transmissible diseases due to their work activities. UCSC researchers working with any of the listed agents must contact the Campus Biosafety Officer to discuss development of a laboratory specific ATD plan.
UCSC Aerosol Transmissible Disease Program (PDF version)
UCSC Aerosol Transmissible Disease Program (Word version)
Cal-OSHA Laboratories Fact Sheet - quick reference guide (PDF version)