Responsible for overseeing MSM Researchers working with regulated biological materials.

Working with Biological Materials

All protocols that involve working with biological materials will need approval by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Please complete the Biosafety Protocol Application Form and email a copy to The application will be sent to the IBC for review.

Disposing of Waste

If you have non-infectious biohazard waste or sharps containers that need to be disposed of, an online form is available to request a pickup. Biohazard Waste Form. Email the form back to our office once completed. When preparing to make a waste pickup request remember to allow two working days for the disposal to be completed. Please refer to the Laboratory Waste Disposal Guide for waste disposal and segregation.

Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs)

Biosafety Cabinets are a type of biocontainment equipment used to provide personnel, environmental, and product protection. Biosafety Cabinets at MSM are certified annually by a third-party company (e.g., ENV Services, Equitech). If a BSC has been moved to another lab, the BSC will need to be recertified. Please contact EHRS regarding BSCs.

*Please contact Charles Bynum to schedule New Hire Safety Orientation Training and Annual Refresher Training.


Contact Us

Charles Bynum
Associate Director
Radiation Safety Officer
Tell: (404)756-5783
Cell: (702)498-1654
Shaka Rucker
Safety Specialist
Tel: (404)756-6668
Cell: (505)374-6683
Email: srucker@msm.ed