Environmental Health and Safety

Biosafety Program

Welcome to the Environmental Health and Safety Biosafety Web page.  Cal Poly Pomona and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Biosafety encompasses many different areas of study including but not limited to:

  • Biologics
  • Recombinant DNA (rDNA),
  • Select Agents; and
  • Infectious Agents

This webpage is designed to link many areas under the biosafety discipline in an effort to facilitate research and compliance with constantly changing regulatory requirements. In addition, this site will provide numerous resources that pertain to the field of biosafety.


Test tubes in a biology lab

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides guidance to University researchers who use Biologics, Infectious Agents and Recombinant DNA within the scope of their work.
Woman looking through Microscope in Voss Lab


Biosafety training is required for all individuals who work with or around biological materials. EH&S provides Cal Poly Pomona-specific biosafety training covering several topics, and training needs vary based on the biological agents employed and the tasks performed.
Student holding up test tubes with blue liquid in them

IBC Submission Forms

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