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IMET Biosafety and Enivronmental Health and Safety Resources

Environmental Health and Safety Resources

UMB Environmental Health and Safety provide EHS-related safety services and related training to personnel in IMET. Examples of such services include:

  • Radiation Safety – services such as packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, radioactive waste management
  • Hazardous Chemical, Biomedical, and Infectious Waste Management – services including training and technical assistance for the management of hazardous chemical, biomedical and infectious waste
  • Occupational Safety – services including safety audits of laboratory and related spaces, chemical fume hood inspection and testing
  • Biosafely – consultative services regarding general biomedical laboratory safety, recombinant DNA research, pathogen research, risk assessments, laboratory design and construction, and equipment purchases
Environmental Health & Safety
714 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
P (410) 706-7055

 Institutional Biosfaety Committee Review

The UMB Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will perform review and oversight of “covered research” for IMET researchers that are subject to the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules. Such research involves the use of with recombinant DNA molecules, organisms and viruses containing recombinant DNA molecules, human gene transfer, as well as the deliberate transfer of DNA, or DNA or RNA derived from recombinant DNA into human research participants.

The IBC will review and approve all protocols for proposed covered research, but it is your responsibility to follow the appropriate procedures to do so. Registering of such research may be done by following the instructions on the UMB Research Registration website.  All investigators must also participate in the appropriate training to ensure adherence with university and regulatory compliance guidelines.

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