The Research Safety and Biosafety Program focuses on management and regulatory compliance involving the research laboratories at The Ohio State University.

It is our mission to support the research goals of the University while promoting a safe working environment by ensuring regulatory compliance of laboratory equipment, hazardous chemicals and infectious biological agents.

To report safety, security or other concerns associated with select agents and toxins, please use the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) confidential hotline. When reporting these issues to OIG, please ensure that you indicate it is a "Select Agent Complaint" issue.

OIG Hotline contact information:

Voice: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477)
Fax: 1-800-223-8164
Office of Inspector General
Department of Health & Human Services
Attn: Hotline
PO Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

Tina Bogac Director, Research Safety & Biosafety (614)292-2950
Bridget Carruthers Assistant Biosafety Officer (614)292-8178
Mitch Baker Safety Engineer (614)292-1284 x4-2127
Holly Ferris Safety Engineer (614)292-6453
Dorian Richards Environmental Safety Officer (614)292-1284 x4-1497