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Universal Procurement Procedures for Hazardous Materials (HM)/Radiation Generating Devices (RGDs)

Lab Safety Manual, Part 1, Section (2.2.3) - Note 2: For some Hazardous Materials and all Radiation Generating Devices, prior approval by EHS and/or appropriate subcommittee is required for each order. Laboratory-Specific Safety Plans approved by the EHS Dept. and the appropriate subcommittee are required in some cases before the initial order.

Biological Agents

Recombinant DNA, Biological Material and/or Select Agent requests are submitted via the Biological Agent Risk Assessment Form through Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Department.  Risk Assessments must be updated and a copy sent to EHS each time the hazards of a material change.

  • Biological Risk Assessment Form
  • Biosafety in MicroBiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)
  • Recombinant DNA, as defined by the KU rDNA Safety Committee, requires safety committee approval, and the approval letter filed with EHS.
  • Biological Material, as defined in the "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories" handbook, requires EHS approval. BSL2 may require committee approval. BSL3 does require committee approval.
  • Select Agent, as defined by Center for Disease Control, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, requires EHS and safety committee approval.
  • BSL4 level materials are not approved for use on the KU Lawrence campus.

Regulated Chemicals

Regulated chemical requests are submitted via the Hazardous Chemical SOP through Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Department.

Ionizing / Non-Ionizing Radiation and Lasers

Contact EHS Radiation Safety Officer  Phone -- 785-864-2851

Report A Safety Concern

Report a concern to KU-EHS

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