The Institutional Biological Safety Manual serves as a blueprint for implementing an effective biosafety program, which is integral to Mount Sinai’s commitment to establishing and maintaining a “Culture of Safety”.
The Mount Sinai Biological Safety Program Administration developed the institutional Biological Safety Manual in consideration of pertinent federal, state, and city government regulatory documents, along with guidance documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization.
The institutional Biological Safety Manual complements the Chemical Hygiene Plan & Clinical and Research Laboratory Safety manual developed by Environmental Health & Safety (EnvH&S). The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) applies to faculty, staff and students on all campuses engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous materials, including those covered under the Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450, Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories (referred to as the Laboratory Standard).
The institutional Biological Safety Manual is a living document, which the Mount Sinai Biological Safety Program Administration updates as necessary to address ever-changing federal, state, and city government regulations and guidance documents.