Lab-Specific Compliance Matrix
TopicFederal Regulation/StatuteFederal GuidelineState StatuteState RuleSummaryGenerally Affected GroupsResearch Safety Contact
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CDC/NIH's "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories"
HHS Publication No. (CDC) 21-1112Widely known as the cornerstone of biosafety practice and policy in the US, this document is a best practice standard, but is not enforceable as a regulation. Human Phys HPNY, CAS Biology, CAS Chemistry, Rsch Inst Neuroscience, PsychologyBiosafety Offier
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
Executive Order 13563 and 12866Establishes risk-based performance standards for the security of the nation’s chemical facilities.It requires covered chemical facilities to prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments, which identify facility security vulnerabilities, and to develop and implement Site Security Plans, which include measures that satisfy the identified risk-based performance standards.University of Oregon, all operationsDirector, EHS
DEA Controlled Substance Program
21CFR 1300-21CFR 1308As specified in 21 CFR Parts 1300-1308, researchers in possession of substances listed in the DEA Controlled Substance list must obtain registration through DEA. Internal UO policy requires researchers possess their own registration. Support for this program is provided through EHS. Human Phys HPNY, CAS Biology, CAS Chemistry, Rsch Inst NeuroscienceBiosafety Officer
Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
49 U.S.C. §§ 5101-5128OAR 740-110-0010 to 740-110-0090Primary objective is to provide adequate protection against the risks to life and property inherent in the transportation of hazardous material in commerce by improving the regulatory and enforcement authority of the Secretary of Transportation.Training is required 90 days after employment or change in job function, followed by recurrent training once every two years.University of Oregon, all operationsDirector EHS
Medical Waste Tracking Act 42 U.S.C. § 6992
40 CFR Parts 22 and 259If the University is a generator of medical (biological) waste it must track it from "cradle to grave" and make all records available to the Environmental Protection Agency upon request. Medical waste includes but is not limited to: Cultures of infectious agents, discarded vaccines, tissues, organs, body parts, blood products, sharps, soiled dressings and surgical gloves, etc.University of Oregon, all operationsHazardous Waste Technician
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
NIH PublicationApplicable to any institution that receives federal funding. Mandates establishment of Institutional Biosafety Committee for reviewing and approving work involving recombinant materials, transgenic animals/insects, and synthetic DNA. Requirement for reporting exposures meeting certain criteria immediately to NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities. UO's IBC includes registration and review of some biological work outside this scope (select agents, BSL-2 and higher, dual use research of concern, etc). of Oregon, all operationsBiosafety Officer
OAR Division 56 Infectious Waste Rules
ORS 431.110, 433.004 & 459.395OAR 333-056-0020, 333-056-0050Establishes requirements for treatment and disposal of materials deemed Infectious Waste. Includes biohazard waste and sharps as defined in the regs. Establishes requirements if autoclaving is used as the treatment method prior to disposal. Biology, Rsch Inst Neuroscience, any labs with etiologic agentsBiosafety Officer
Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories
29CFR 1910.1450OAR 437-002-0360This section shall apply to all employers engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemical.A laboratory is defined by OSHA as a “facility where the use of hazardous chemicals occurs”. It includes workplaces where relatively small quantities of hazardous chemicals are used on a non-production basis.Employers must limit the exposure to hazardous substances. Human Phys, CAS Biology, CAS Chemistry, CAS Physics, CAS Geological Science, Rsch Institute of Neuroscience,Laboratory Safety Officer
29 U.S.C. § 651-678ORS 654.001 to 654.295, 654.412 to 654.423, 654.750 to 654.780 and 654.991Requires employers to train employees on hazards in the workplace, to provide information to employees, to report occupational injuries and illnesses to the federal government, and to keep records of same, and to provide controls and protective equipment as well. of Oregon, all operationsLaboratory Safety Officer
OSHA - Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
29CFR 1910.1030OAR 437 Division 2 Subdivision ZThe University must maintain a written exposure control plan and provide appropriate instruction on precautions to all workers who might become exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Maintain sharps injury log and implement safer sharps technologies in patient care. of Oregon, all operationsBiosafety Officer
OSHA Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in General Industry
29CFR 1910.132OAR 437-002-0134, 437-002-0138, 437-002-0139,OSHA requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing these exposures to acceptable levels.The new guidance, effective February 10, 2011, clarifies what type of PPE employers must provide at no cost to workers and when employers are required to pay for PPE. of Oregon, all operationsLaboratory Safety Officer
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
29CFR 1910.1200OAR 437-002-0360To comply with employees' right to know about the hazards associated with materials/substances they use on the job, the University must compile and maintain chemical inventories, and make Safety Data Sheets readily available upon employee request. of Oregon, all operationsLaboratory Safety Officer
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
42 U.S.C. §§ 6901-6992kGives the EPA authority to control hazardous waste – generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal.If the University is a hazardous waste generator it must:Certify there is a program in place to reduce quantity and toxicity of waste to the degree economically practicable;Establish record-keeping practices for waste generated; 3. Use appropriate containers and labeling practices for storage, transport or disposal, and use a manifest system.If the university is a small quantity generator, it must provide to the EPA every year setting out quantities and nature of waste generated, how disposed, efforts to reduce volume and toxicity, and changes in volume and toxicity achieved.Underground Storage Tank training must be conducted every 7 years.University of Oregon, all operationsHazardous Waste Technician, Chemical Safety Officer
The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act
18 U.S.C. § 175bAll colleges and universities that possess select agents, which are biological agents and toxins specified on the BSAT list, need to register with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and implement proper containment, security, and accountability procedures. Requires prompt notification of theft, loss, or release of BSAT. Currently the only work at UO is permissible amounts of Tetrodotoxin. BiologyBiosafety Officer
Toxic Substances Control Act
15 U.S.C. § 2601-2629Regulates the use and disposal of certain chemicals, including PCBs used in electrical transformers. Must comply with regulations concerning use, service, storage, and disposal of transformers containing PCBs.The Act requires the identification, inventory, marking and quarterly inspection of PCB transformers.University of Oregon, all operationsChemical Safety Officer
US NRC Standards for Protection Against Radiation
10 CFR Part 20ORS Chapter 453, Divisions 605 through 807OAR Chapter 333, Divisions 100 through 125The regulations in this part establish standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under licenses issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. These regulations are issued under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended.CAS Biology, CAS Chemistry, CAS Physics, Rsch Inst of Molecular BiologyRadiation Safety Officer
Date of Last Review: June 2019