To work with biohazards you’ll need to meet all the legislative requirements and work at a standard that ensures the safety of staff and students, the wider community and the environment.
Learn about biohazards
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an animal, plant, or microbe whose DNA has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
Imported biosecurity materials
Biosecurity is a critical part of the government’s efforts to prevent, respond to and recover from pests and diseases that threaten the economy and environment.
All microorganisms in Risk Groups (RG) 2, 3 or 4 need to be handled at the appropriate corresponding Physical Containment (PC) level.
Clinical samples from humans or animals
Clinical samples from humans or animals may contain infectious microorganisms and need to be handled safely.
We are here to help
Your Biosafety Partner and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) are here to help you to understand and fulfil your obligations to handle biohazards safely.
Dr Bernadette BradleySenior Health & Safety Partner (Biosafety)
Phone: +61 8 9266 1383
Mobile: 0401 103 655
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Curtin’s IBC oversees the use of genetically modified organisms at Curtin. They are also consulted about the use of high biorisk organisms. IBC Members include the Biocontainment Facility Managers and senior researchers from CHIRI, CCDM and SNRI.