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High-Containment Laboratory Oversight Group


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About

The High-Containment Laboratory Oversight Group was established to coordinate laboratory operations and practices for the use of infectious agents and toxins, with an emphasis on Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) facilities.

Activities to include:

  • Coordinate laboratory operations, including
    • Preventative maintenance
    • Testing and verification
    • Planning of modification to existing and proposed high-containment facilities
  • Emergency management planning
  • Implementation of training for all laboratory-associated personnel groups

Mission

Evaluate biohazardous material inventories and assess biosafety practices toward the goal of enhanced stewardship of biohazards and improved individual and public safety.    

Membership

The group includes expertise from a cross-section of campus divisions, including:

  • Research
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Police
  • Construction
  • Planning
  • Administration

In addition, representatives from the following enterprises should be part of the group.

  • Representatives from:
    • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
    • Environmental Health and Safety Biosafety Unit
    • School of Medicine

UCOP will establish and facilitate a systemwide committee composed of Chairs and representatives of each campus's High-Containment Laboratory Oversight Group to enable sharing of best practices and development of policies and guidance.  The intent is to strengthen consistency in practices within the high-containment facilities and to provide a conduit for addressing ongoing BSL-3 issues to the President's Office.

Resources

Sharepoint

Official letter from President Napolitano

Need more information?

Contact EH&S at (951) 827-5528.

 

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