The manuals are finalized and approved for distribution to the College community. Please send all comments to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). The comments will be forwarded to the responsible staff members for review and possible inclusion to any manual rewrites.
The purpose of this manual is to define the biological safety policies and procedures pertaining to research operations at New York Medical College. This manual is designed to provide NYMC laboratory personnel with standard operating procedures as well as the information necessary to protect themselves, the public, and the surrounding environment from all hazards associated with the use of biological materials and to comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
For information about specific operations not covered in this manual, contact the Institutional Biological Safety Officer
Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan (Hero Act)
The purpose of this plan is to protect employees against exposure and disease during an airborne infectious disease outbreak. This plan goes into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This plan is subject to any additional or greater requirements arising from a declaration of a state of emergency due to an airborne infectious disease, as well as any applicable federal standards.
COVID-19 Policy on Masks, Personal Protective Equipment and Physical Distancing Requirements
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the use of masks, personal protective equipment, and physical distancing while in New York Medical College (“NYMC”) or Touro College of Dental Medicine (“TCDM”) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.