Biosafety @ EH&S
What Biosafety Does
Biosafety is a team of experts with various backgrounds in the biological sciences and training on personal, laboratory and environmental exposure prevention. Biosafety is available to help identify hazards associated with biological research; suggest methods to mitigate associated risks; and serve as a resource for federal, state and local safety guidelines and regulations. Biosafety may conduct laboratory site assessments, reviews, consultations and training; facilitate small group training sessions; and respond to emergencies. The Biosafety Officer serves as a voting member on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Biosafety office is the point of contact for biosafety-related regulatory agencies.
For general inquiries call (310) 206-3929 or email [email protected].
Meet Our Team
Biosafety Officer Christine Tafoya, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA)
Assistant Biosafety Officer Joseph Callahan
Assistant Biosafety Officer Breena Stoner, MS, RBP(ABSA)
Assistant Biosafety Officer Anne Vitoreli, MS, RBP(ABSA), CBSP(ABSA)
- What do we manage?
- -Biosafety site assessments, reviews, consultations, small group discussions
-Medical waste program
-EH&S Biosafety training
-Biological research-related incident investigations and response
-Institutional Biosafety Plan (IBP)
-Exposure Control Plans
-Import/transport permit guidance for biological materials, including plants and soils
-Standard operating procedure safety guidance
-Agent summary program
- Who are our main collaborators?
- -UCLA-affiliated biological sciences research and teaching community
-UCLA research support services
-Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
-Research Safety and Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA)
-High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG)
-Dual Use Research Entity (DURE)
-Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM)
-UCLA Health EH&S
-Other UC Campuses