The Chapman University Biological Safety program, administered by Environmental Health & Safety was established to accomplish the following goals:
- Protect personnel from exposure to potentially biohazardous materials.
- Prevent environmental contamination.
- Provide an environment for quality research while maintaining a safe workplace.
- Comply with applicable federal, state, and local requirements.
The University maintains a written Biosafety Manual to provide safety guidelines, policies and procedures for the use and manipulation of biohazardous materials. Implementation of these procedures is the responsibility of the Principal Investigators (PI) and Laboratory Managers, and its success depends on the combined efforts of all laboratory workers. Planning for and the implementation of biological safety must be part of every activity in which biohazardous materials are used.