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EHS Training

EHS has completed the new on line Introduction to Laboratory Safety Course, this course replaces the monthly classroom offerings and removes any remaining barriers to full compliance by anyone working in a DC laboratory specifically undergraduates with class conflicts.


Introduction to Laboratory Safety on line course


Radiation Safety Classroom Training - Contact EHS 646-1762


Biological Safetybiosafety

Program Overview

All work involving biological agents, human blood and body fluids, viral vectors and pathogens must be registered with EHS. Questions related to the need for possible rDNA registration can also be directed to EHS through the College's Biological Safety Officer.

Registration is conducted online through the BioRAFT registration system. This is an important process for IBC approval and is required for all labs that use biological materials.

The EHS office gathers information on research conducted in your laboratory to:

  • provide an inventory of hazardous materials on campus
  • help ensure safe conduct of research

  • assist labs in compliance with State and Federal regulations

  • identify training needs for individuals working in your lab

  • report to the various Faculty committees and the Provost on research oversight

The College's Biological Safety Program encompasses the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirements for recombinant DNA (rDNA) research. The primary elements of our Biological Safety program include written policies and procedures, training and periodic compliance inspections.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Dartmouth College Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides oversight and review of the Biological Safety program. IBC meetings are open to the public. Please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety for upcoming dates at (603) 646-1762.

More information on the Dartmouth College Institutional Biological Safety Committee

IBC-Subcommittee for Clinical Gene Transfer (IBC-SCGT)

The Dartmouth College Institutional Biosafety Committee - Subcommittee for Clinical Gene Transfer (IBC-SCGT) is a multidisciplinary committee charged with the review of clinical protocols involving gene related therapies.

More information on the Subcommittee for Clinical Gene Transfer

Biological Research Safety Information

Dartmouth College and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety are dedicated to promoting a safety and ethical research environment.  The Biological Safety Program encompasses many aspects of research, personnel, and animal safety by adhering to all federal, state, and local requirements for biological research and by direct personal interaction between research personnel and EH&S staff. 

More information on how you can ensure your safety and those around you in the laboratory

Please review Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL, CDC Press)


For specific questions or to learn more about our Biological Safety Program, please E-mail the Dartmouth College Biological Safety Officer.

Brenda Petrella, Ph.D.
Biological Safety Officer, Environmental Health &  Safety

Last Updated: 7/24/14