Biosafety

Incident Reporting

The NIH Guidelines require that any significant problems, violations, or any significant research-related accidents and illnesses” be reported to OBA within 30 days.  Appendix G of the NIH Guidelines specifies certain types of accidents that must be reported on a more expedited basis.  Specifically, Appendix G-II-B-2-k requires that spills and accidents in BL2 laboratories resulting in an overt exposure must be immediately reported to the OBA (as well as the IBC).  In addition, Appendices G-II-C-2-q and G-II-D-2-k  require that spills or accidents occurring in high containment (BL3 or BL4) laboratories resulting in an overt or potential exposure must be immediately reported to OBA (as well as the IBC and BSO).  

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