Safety

DHVI Safety ​

Safety is an essential component of any research facility. The DHVI safety program supports the Institute’s research effort by promoting a safe environment for all employees, visitors and students. The DHVI safety team is always available to provide our expertise in safety in a professional and responsive manner.

Highlights of the program include:

  • DHVI Safety Committee
  • Development and maintenance of safe operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Agent-specific SOP development
  • Safety training for all employees, visitors and students
  • Continuous compliance monitoring for all employees
  • Comprehensive lab safety program: bloodborne pathogens, biohazard containment, chemical and fire
  • Promotion of safe animal research
  • Safety audits of laboratory and administrative areas
  • Maintenance of training and audit records
  • Laboratory assistants: assist DHVI labs through cleaning glassware, removing biohazardous waste and collecting daily laboratory compliance data