Biological Safety at Keck Graduate Institute is responsible for providing support to all researchers, staff, and student body concerning the recognition, evaluation, and control of biological and infectious substances.

Biological Safety Manual

The biosafety manual for KGI has been adopted to accomplish the following goals:

  • Protect personnel from exposure to infectious agents
  • Prevent environmental contamination
  • Provide an environment for high quality research while maintaining a safe work place
  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local requirements

KGI’s Biological Safety Manual includes:

  • Biosafety and hazard levels
  • Biohazard definitions
  • Classification of infectious agents
  • Rules, regulations, and guidelines
  • Practices and procedures
  • Recombinant DNA research
  • Incident and near miss: introduction, analysis process, and reporting