Biosafety is the set of measures, protocols, and guidelines implemented to prevent the accidental release of potentially hazardous biological agents from laboratory or research settings and to ensure the safety of laboratory personnel, the public, and the environment, in order to follow environmental, public health, insurance and occupational legislation.

In biomedical research, biosafety is particularly important as researchers work with a wide range of biological materials, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and genetically modified organisms, which can pose a risk to human health and the environment if not handled properly. Biosafety measures include procedures for safely handling, storing, and disposing of these materials and using protective equipment, such as gloves and lab coats.

Biosafety also helps to prevent the accidental release of pathogens or other biological agents that could cause outbreaks or epidemics. In addition, biosafety measures protect researchers and laboratory personnel from potential exposure to hazardous materials, reducing the risk of infection and illness.

Overall, biosafety is crucial for maintaining a safe, controlled and reproducible research environment, protecting human health, and minimizing the risk of unintended consequences associated with using biological materials in research.

Please contact the Chief Safety Officer Yves Hartmann if you have any question.

Yves Hartmann
Technology / laboratory / infrastructure
Yves Hartmann
Medizinische Fakult├Ąt
Zentrale Dienste DBM Hebelstrasse

Technology / laboratory / infrastructure

Departement Biomedizin
DBM Hebelstrasse - Zentrale Dienste
Hebelstrasse 20
4031 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 66 76