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To provide guidance regarding requirements to report actual, attempted, or suspected: Arson; Damage; Embezzlement; Theft; or Misuse Of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) property or resources.
Biological materials require specific packaging, labeling, and documentation. Infectious materials (materials containing or expected to contain pathogens affecting humans) are regulated by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
This chapter describes basic strategies for decontaminating surfaces, items, and areas in laboratories to eliminate the possibility of transmission of infectious agents to laboratory workers, the general public, and the environment. Factors necessary for environmentally mediated infection transmission are reviewed as well as methods for sterilization and disinfection and the levels of antimicrobial activity associated with liquid chemical germicides.
A comprehensive biosafety risk assessment is a key component of a successful biosafety program and should be part of an all-hazards risk assessment; it should be conducted on a continual basis to address evolving risks within the laboratory environment.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy (OSP) serves as primary advisor to the NIH Director regarding biomedical policy issues. In order to effectively promote safe and ethical practices within the research community, the OSP integrates reports from several specialized offices to develop comprehensive and pragmatic policies.
Risk assessments for arthropod research are multifaceted and focus on risks to individual researchers (harm, injury, disease) and impacts that a breach in containment may have on the community (increased/new vector reservoir, improved vector characteristics). Specific containment recommendations for arthropods deemed to be influential on public health can be found in the "Arthropod Containment Guidelines."
The Onyen ("Only Name You'll Ever Need") is a unique identifier given to everyone affiliated with the University. The Onyen gives each person secure access to electronic resources and proves their identity if they follow this policy.
IPM is an important part of managing a research facility. Man pests, such as flies and cockroaches, can mechanically transmit disease pathogens and compromise the research environment. Even the presence of innocuous insects can contribute to the perception of unsanitary conditions.
This chapter is an overview of the requirements for working with biological hazards. You can find more detailed information about working with biological hazards in the UNC Exposure Control Plan (Bloodborne Pathogens), the UNC Biological Safety Manual and on our website.
This chapter describes the containment principles of biological safety cabinets (BSCs), the various classes and types of BSCs and their uses, how to select the correct type of BSC for your needs, how to get approval for installation of a BSC, and their installation and certification requirements.
This chapter discusses the major routes of exposure to chemical substances during laboratory work, and several safe handling practices that can minimize your risk while working with chemical substances. The last section lists practices for the safe use of hydrofluoric acid.
This chapter lists and describes several major categories of hazardous materials and/or hazardous operations that you could work with in your lab. For each category, the chapter includes recommended safe work practices and regulatory requirements (if applicable).
While the purpose of research, scholarship, and education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is to ultimately share information and new knowledge, there are times when access to certain data or certain laboratory spaces should be restricted for confidentiality, export compliance, national security, safety, and/or other security reasons. To that end this policy establishes a framework for identifying certain activities, research, and/or research.
The University is committed to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment that is free from violence. Violent acts, whether on-duty or off-duty, affect individual and community physical and mental well-being, employees’ ability to perform their jobs, and students' ability to learn. The purpose of this policy is to establish preventative measures, hold perpetrators of violence accountable, and support individuals affected by Workplace Violence.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC‐Chapel Hill) fosters a research environment that promotes the respect for the rights and welfare of individuals recruited for, or participating in, research conducted by or under the auspices of the Organization.