- IACUC Required Review of Basic Safety & Health Information (for Students, Faculty, PIs, & Employees) [LINK INACTIVE, DOCUMENT CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION] (PDF 140K)
- Animal Caretaker Medical Evaluation Form (for Employee) (form-fillable PDF 344K)
- Proof of Medical Evaluation Form (for Healthcare Provider) (form-fillable PDF 130K)
MRSA is one of the "superbugs" that has garnered much attention in the media.
Recombinant DNA (rDNA) in Research
All activities involving rDNA must be registered with the Institutional Biosafety Council (the IBC). The IBC Administrator is located in the Office of Research Protections. Please see the Institutional Biosafety Council section of the Office of Research Protections' website for more information.
Select Agents are biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety, animal health and safety, plant health and safety, or to the safety of animal or plant products.
The intent to obtain or use any Select Agents & Toxins must be reported to the University Industrial Hygienist.
For the most up-to-date list of Select Agents, click this link: http://www.selectagents.gov/Select%20Agents%20and%20Toxins.html
- About the BBP Program at ASU
- Read or Print the Exposure Control Plan (PDF 7.7MB)
- Hepatitis B Vaccination Schedule for Appalachian Employees
- Exposure Control Committee for BBP (PDF 8KB)
- Check Job Categories Covered (PDF 7.7MB) (go to Appendix 3)
- Add a Job Category (PDF 7.7MB) (go to end of Appendix 3)
Note: adding a job category requires the employee to obtain annual BBP training and the department to pay for Hepatitis B vaccinations if employee wants them.
For details about the status of pandemic disease and Appalachian's response, including Novel H1N1 Flu ("Swine Flu") and Bird Flu, please go to the University's Emergency Response Website and select the link for Pandemic Disease.
For specific questions about workplace personal protective equipment or cleaning/disinfection of general (non-medical) items, please contact the University Industrial Hygienist.
Radiation Safety comprises both ionizing and non-ionizing such as LASERs and X-rays.
University policies and procedures regarding radiation safety can be found at the Office of Research Protections website, http://www.orsp.appstate.edu/protections/radiation
(Last updated August 11, 2011)
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