Publications & References

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition ( pdf only; print version not yet available)

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The NIH Design Requirements Manual – 2008 Edition (published by the National Institutes of Health within the Department of Health and Human Services)

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Laboratory Biosafety Manual – 3rd Edition, 2004 (published by the World Health Organization)

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Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets 3rd Edition (Published by Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control & National Institutes of Health) Information on the design, selection, function and use of Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC), which are the primary means of containment developed for working safely with infectious microorganisms.

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Institutional Biosafety Committees -- Office of Biotechnology Activities -- Information and resources to inform others about the roles and responsibilities of these important committees

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Laboratory Associated Infections and Biosafety -- David L. Sewell, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, July 1995

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AR 50-1 Biological Surety – This regulation prescribes policies, procedures, and responsibilities for the Army Biological Surety Program.

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Arthropod Containment Levels (ACLs) – Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases - This publication provides guidelines for laboratory work with arthropod vectors of pathogenic agents, and has been prepared in response to concerns related to the consequences of an accidental release of arthropods

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ARS Facilities Design Standards -- This Manual establishes Agency policies, design standards and technical criteria to be
applied during the programming, design, construction, alteration, and renovation of
ARS buildings and facilities.

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CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008 -- Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)3

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Executive Order: Strengthening Laboratory Biosecurity in the United States -- 2009 --

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GAO Report on Biocontainment Facilities – Preliminary Observations on the Oversight of the Proliferation of BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories in the United States

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HEPA Filter and In-place Leak Testing Standard – April 2003 -- U.S. Department of Energy

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Select Agents and Toxins Security Plan Template -- Provides possible practices and procedures that entities may use to assist them in developing and implementing the written security plan required by the select agent regulations --

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