Standard Operating Procedure Templates
These are not meant to be stand-alone documents; rather a baseline that the UWM Biosafety Program has established that should be followed no matter what type of equipment is being used. It is the responsibility of the PI to ensure that their personnel review SOPs regularly and understand how to properly utilize equipment and perform tasks in the laboratory.
Minimum Requirements for Biological Agents at UWM
The following have been reviewed and approved by the IBC, biosafety officer, and industrial hygiene and occupational health manager. These are the minimum guidelines all researchers are expected to follow when working with these agents/ materials at UWM. More will be added as they are reviewed.
Risk Assessment Resources
PIs or their Group Safety Representative should complete a risk assessment form when submitting any protocols involving new biohazardous agents. If no risk assessment is on file for the lab for a protocol, a new one must be created prior to biosafety protocol approval and discussed with the Biosafety Officer.
The following links are intended to help PIs, lab managers, and other lab personnel to determine the needs for their research facility. It is the responsibility of each research group to utilize these resources to complete the Biosafety Protocol for research or teaching.
Select Agents and Toxins, CDC and USDA APHIS
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets: Public Health Agency of Canada
WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual, 3rd Edition. World Health Organization
The following are the materials made available to the UWM campus and to the general public to learn more about the UWM biosafety program and best practices.