The UMMC Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) is responsible for student, employee, patient and visitor health and safety, and supports the IBC through a Biosafety Officer who provides training, certification and facility inspections designed to prevent exposure incidents and injury, identify and eliminate hazards and establish safe work practices and procedures. EHS staff provides assistance in areas besides biosafety.
Biohazards are divided into two broad categories: recombinant DNA and other microbiological biohazards. Microbiological biohazards include (1) activities that involve propagation or manipulation of microorganisms that are pathogenic in humans, as well as (2) activities that involve handling of tissues or cells that may harbor pathogenic microorganisms.
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