Biosafety addresses the safe handling and containment of infectious microorganisms and hazardous biological materials in the biological laboratory to protect the health and safety of members of the campus community. For additional information, refer to the links below.
- Aerosol Transmissible Disease Exposure Control Plan
- Autoclave Challenge Testing SOP
- Autoclave Usage and Disposal of Waste SOP
- Biological Safety Cabinet Visual Performance Test SOP
- Biological Spill Response Guide
- Biosafety Program
- BSL 1 Waste Management Manual
- BSL 2 Waste Disposal SOP
- Laboratory-Specific Biosafety Manual Template
- Shipping Non-Infectious Preserved Specimens Using IATA Special Provision A180 SOP
Chemical Hygiene Plan
The Chemical Hygiene Plan is a written program that provides for and supports the procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices for protecting laboratory personnel from potential health hazards of using hazardous chemicals in the laboratory.
Cal State Fullerton currently holds a federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration governing the use of controlled substances (CS) for research and teaching purposes. The Student Health Center holds the registration for prescription drugs. Principal investigators (PIs) must obtain a CSUA and be screened to possess and use Controlled Substances for research. Note: Clinical trials performed on campus through the pharmacy don't require a CSUA.
The Controlled Substances Program Procedure Manual describes the responsibilities of the principal investigator, department chair, and employee responsibilities and procedures.
- Controlled Substances Program Procedure Manual
- Controlled Substances Purchase/Transfer Request Form
- Controlled Substances Use Authorization Form
- Controlled Substances Usage Guide: How to Start
- Controlled Substances Usage Log
- Deactivation of Controlled Substances Use Authorization (CSUA)
- Disposal of Controlled Substances
- Letter of Intended Use (Sample)--(under development)
- Personnel Screening Data Sheet
- Self-Assessment Audit--(under development)
Hazardous Material Safety
EHS provides resources, training, and consultation to the campus community to ensure the safe handling, transport, use, collection, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials on campus. Refer to the links below for additional information.
CSUF’s hazardous waste management program ensures the proper storage, handling, and disposal of chemical, medical, and radioactive waste produced on campus. Refer to the links below for additional information.
The use of lasers is becoming increasingly widespread in all walks of life, especially in education and research. Refer to the links below for additional information about laser safety and laser use authorization at CSUF.
In order to reduce the amount of toxic mercury in the environment, Environmental Health and Safety has a Mercury Replacement Program for mercury containing devices and equipment.
The radiation safety program requires authorization to conduct research, clinical, and teaching activities with radioactive materials. Refer to the links below for additional information.
- ALARA Program
- Control of Visitors, Minors, Children and Infants in Radiation Laboratories
- Pregnancy Declaration Form
- Radiation Detection Equipment
- Radiation Safety Manual (under development)
- Radiation Use Authorization
- Reproductive Hazards and the Pregnant Worker
- Statement of Training and Experience
Safety Data Sheets
The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a detailed fact sheet summarizing information about a chemical, including health and physical hazards, emergency procedures, chemical reactivity and incompatibility, and disposal procedures.
SDSs for chemicals used on campus may be accessed at MSDSOnline.com . Type the chemical name in the search field, click ‘search,’ and then select the appropriate SDS. For additional assistance in obtaining SDSs, contact EHS at x7233 or email@example.com.
How to Access SDSs contains instructions for accessing SDSs from on-campus and off-campus locations.
How to Read a Safety Data Sheet contains information about interpreting SDSs.
X-Rays are a form of invisible, high-frequency electromagnetic radiation. They are produced by accelerating electrons at a metal target. X-Rays are used in various medical and research applications. Refer to the links below for information on X-Ray Safety.
- General Considerations for X-Ray Use (under development)
- General Safety Regulations for Electron Microscopes
- General Safety Regulations for X-Ray Cabinets
- General Safety Regulations for X-Ray Diffraction