Lifespan BLS Policy
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The Biohazards and Laboratory Safety Committee is made up of staff from the hospital community with specific expertise in a variety of fields regarding the use of potentially hazardous agents in the laboratory setting.
Laboratories are required to adhere to the hospital's Chemical Hygiene Plan (RIH,TMH) and applicable OSHA regulations.
In addition, any protocol which utilizes potentially hazardous biological or chemical agents must be reviewed and approved for safety by the Biohazards and Laboratory Safety Committee (BLSC) or the Recombinant DNA Committee (RDC) as appropriate before being implemented.
For the purposes of Biohazards and Laboratory Safety Committee review; Hazardous Agents are defined as:
Lifespan Biohazards and Laboratory Safety Committee Chairperson: Loren Fast, PhD
Manager: Patricia E. Houser, RN, MSJ
Coordinator: Roland Lariviere, MS
For information, please call 401-444-2093.
Send all correspondence to Rhode Island Hospital, Aldrich 503.