Biosafety develops, updates and implements a comprehensive biological safety program including Institutional biosafety policies, guidelines and procedures. Biosafety identifies biological hazards in UCI campus, mainly associated with biological research, suggests methods to mitigate associated risks and serves as a resource for Federal, State and Local regulations and safety guidelines.
Established human cells lines fall under Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) standard. Other examples are: human blood, tissues and organs, non-human primate cell lines, Lentivirus, Hepatitis B virus. As per the standard annual BBP training (via UCLC) and annual review of BBP-ECP is required.
Adenovirus is an aerosol transmissible pathogen under Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard. Other examples are Herpes Simplex Virus, Influenza virus, Streptococcus spp. (Group A), SARS-Coronavirus. As per the standard annual ATD training (via UCLC) and annual review of ATD-ECP is required.