Incidents Involving Biohazardous and/or Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids Materials
- Spill of biological materials:
Inside a BSC
Outside a BSC
Inside a Centrifuge
To comply with institutional and federal reporting
requirements, University of Cincinnati personnel are required to report any incident (e.g.
inoculation, ingestion, skin and mucosa contact, inhalation, spills) involving
biohazard and/or recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid materials.
your supervisor that an incident occurred (no later than 24 hours).
- Principal Investigators (PI) must promptly
notify the Biosafety Office (BSOf) of laboratory incidents.
incident involves recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid materials, the
Biosafety Office needs to notify the NIH.
BSOf will work with the PI
to collectively fill in the Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids Report Form
to be sent to the NIH.
Reporting incidents involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic
acid molecules is mandatory, regardless of the source of research funding.
involving personal injury/illness must also be reported to the Environmental
health and Safety (EHS) Office as instructed by the Advisory 12.2
Near misses - Incidents that do
not result in an exposure or witnessed activities with potential for injury or
exposure are strongly encouraged to be reported to the BSOf. Evaluation of near
misses are of extreme importance in order to establish alternative work
practices and implementation of engineering controls to minimize future
51 Goodman Drive, suite 300 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
513-558-6182 & 513-558-0332
Marcia Espinola, DVM, MS, CBSP
Director, Biological Safety
Biological Safety Officer
Gary E. Dean, PhD