All staff and students who will be conducting research or practical
teaching that involves genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or
potentially infectious and/or hazardous agents (including human blood
and tissues), or who will be importing biological material, may be
required to apply to CSU's Biosafety Committee for approval.
As part of the regulation of biosafety at CSU, the Biosafety
Committee has produced the Biosafety Manual. It is intended to provide
guidance to staff and students at CSU who handle or are exposed to
potentially biohazardous material during their learning, teaching or
research. It contains policies, procedures and guidelines that are
intended to minimise the risk of infection or injury arising from
contact with biohazardous material. It also provides some useful general
information in the Appendices. It is not intended to be a comprehensive
manual on all aspects of the safe handling of biological material.