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Biological Safety

The safety of all members of the campus community is a primary concern of the University of Houston. The purpose of this program is to promote safety through the proper management of potentially hazardous biological materials. In addition to policies, responsibilities and requirements for working with biological materials, this webpage contains helpful information for the day to day management of your laboratory. For additional information or clarification of the contents of the manual please contact the Biological Safety Manager.

October is Biosafety Month

This October marks the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy’s 5th Annual National Biosafety Month!

National Biosafety Month is a period during which institutions are encouraged to refocus their attention on biosafety policies, practices and procedures. The UH Biosafety Office is committed to keeping our biological reseach community safe and compliant with federal, state and local regulations.


On October 25, 2018, the UH Biosafety Office will focus on two subjects :

  1. Biological research registrations
  2. Annual laboratory inspections

Please feel free to come by and talk with UH Biosafety personnel as we continue our efforts to maintain high standards of biosafety practices. We will have open meeting times at: 

Health I Building, Room 280, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and Science and Engineering Research Center, Room 5012, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Biosafety Office at or 713-743-5858.

You can also obtain a printable flyer with details on these events.

Forms and Manuals

As there is significant overlap within the functional areas of EHLS, it is best to locate a form through the EHLS Forms page, or manual through the EHLS Manuals page. This insures that any and all necessary forms are easily available in one place. The manuals page also includes the laboratory construction and guidelines document to insure that any issues with laboratory construction are corrected in the design phase.