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Biological Safety

Welcome to the Biosafety Program here at Saint Louis University.  We look forward to serving your needs to conduct your research safely, and in compliance, here at the University.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.  Questions relating to the Institutional Biosafety Committee can be directed to the previous link.

Biosafety Staff

Here you will find the individuals responsible for managing biosafety at Saint Louis University and their contact information.

Biosafety Training

Find out when the next training session for Laboratory Safety Training is being conducted, as well as how to sign up for the online training offered for Bloodborne Pathogens and Shipping Infectious Materials.  If you have Select Agents or work in the BSL-3 Facilities, information regarding training for these items is available in the Biosafety Training section of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Find the Saint Louis University Exposure Control Plan and OSHA's mandate for Bloodborne Pathogens. 


Saint Louis University policies and guidelines for decontamination of various biological agents.

Emergency and Spill Procedures

Here you will find the emergency spill procedures and contact information for all biological spills, whether bacterial, viral, prion, all tissue, or blood. 


A variety of government agencies require permits for handling and/or transporting of biological materials. Check here to see if your biological material needs a permit.

Regulations and Standards

Biosafety is regulated by a number of government agencies. Here are links to their sites and their standards for research.

Select Agents

Saint Louis University is a leading research center, working with a variety of government designated Select Agents. Find out more about the Select Agents program.

Laboratory Sharps

Information located within to improve workplace practices in regards to needles, glass and other potential sharps which can cause injury.

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