Achieving a positive safety culture is a team effort, involving the research community, university services, other organizations, as well as students. The mission of the Biosafety Section is consistent with the EH&S mission to provide useful tools and applications to aid faculty and staff in their efforts to maintain a safe and compliant workplace. The links from this page are designed to help workers safely manage biological agents or substances present in or arising from the work environment that present or may present a hazard to the health or well-being of the worker, university, community, or the environment.
9/30/2014 Action Required--Biological material inventory update
5/20/2014 Guidelines for Gaseous Decontamination
5/13/2014 Laboratories conducting diagnostics on humans, animals, or plants
3/11/2013 Notice Re: Changes to NIH rDNA Guidelines to include synthetic nucleic acids
10/12/2012 Notice Re: CDC/USDA changes regarding certain biological materials use
Shipping Biological Materials Certification
This certification is required for shippers of biological material(s) from NC State University in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the International Air Transporters Association.
Guidance Document For Shipping Biological Material
This manual is to aid in the shipment of biological materials from NC State University. This manual does not include agricultural and foreign customs restrictions.
Working at Animal Biosafety Levels 1, 2 and 3
The following videos describe the procedures animal handlers should follow when working at animal biosafety level 1, 2 or 3. Each video provides guidance on a wide range of topics including donning and doffing personal protective equipment, decontamination of work areas, handing of animals, working with sharps, and transporting animals.