Biological Safety Links

Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories-5th Edition Online addition of the CDC-NIH’s standard reference on Biological Safety (June, 2008) 

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard  29CFR-1910.1030 listed here for your viewing pleasure. 

Biosafety Related SDS's   Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemical products have been available to workers for many years. However because many laboratory workers, whether in research, public health, teaching, etc., are exposed to not only chemicals but infectious substances as well, there was a large gap in the readily available safety literature for employees. These SDS are produced for personnel working in the life sciences as quick safety reference material relating to infectious microorganisms. 

The National Select Agents Registry Program The CDC and USDA requires that laboratories using or shipping certain toxins and high-hazard microorganisms obtain prior CDC/USDA approval for these activities. If you have any questions about compliance or applicability, contact EHS; a program is already in place to facilitate the approval process. 

NIH Guidelines NIH guidelines that specify practices for constructing and handling: recombinant (DNA) molecule and organisms and viruses containing recombinant DNA molecules.

Principles of Laboratory Biosecurity Because of the growing concern about the possible use of biological, chemical, and radioactive materials as agents for terrorism, the CDC/NIH has added this section to the latest version of Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals  Online reference of the National Academy of Sciences (1996). 

Institute of Comparative Medicine Homepage for the Columbia University Institute of Comparative Medicine. Check here for useful forms, training, and documents pertaining to the use of laboratory animals.

Animal housing requirements. Matrix that identifies the animal biosafety containment level for a number of different experimental models of infectious agent and viral vectors.