University of Vermont

Institutional Biosafety Committee - IBC


Incident Reporting

  • Report all biological exposures, illness, or significant accidents or spills as soon as possible utilizing the Incident Report form.

  • The chair and Biosafety Officer of the IBC reviews all reports of biological exposures.

  • All biological exposures will be reported to the IBC at a regularly convened meeting at which time the IBC may require additional safeguards or changes in procedures.

  • If a biological exposure results in death or is life-threatening, a full IBC, and if applicable, additional research committee meetings, will be convened as soon as possible to discuss the incident, and all biosafety procedures associated with the event.  

  • In some instances the Chair of the IBC may suspend all relevant biohazardous materials use by the PI pending clearance from the IBC and consultation with medical specialists.

  • The IBC will provide information about the reported event to the Office of Animal Care Management and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (when applicable), and the Institutional Review Board (when applicable), and other Institutional Officials as necessary. 

Forms Needed for Incident Report

Incident Report Form

Last modified June 19 2013 03:38 PM

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