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Regulatory Agencies   
USA’s policy and procedures are based on recommendations and requirements from government agencies. Below are links to the most pertinennt materials.
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard   
CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories 5th Edition, 2/2007
(The bible for biosafety guidelines)   
Comparative Analysis of 4th and 5th Editions of the BMBL   
CDC/NIH Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets
NIH Recombinant DNA Guidelines   
Risk Group Classification for Infectious Agents (American Biological Safety Association)
Importation Permits for Etiologic Agents (CDC)   
Interstate Shipment of Etiologic Agents [42 CFR Part 72]   
Office of Biotechnology Activities (NIH)    
National Bioethics Advisory Commission    
Material Safety Data Sheets for Infectious Agents (Health Canada)   
NIH awards process involving infectious agents   
Chemical and Biologicals agents subject to Export Controls   
Engineering Controls   
FDA Safety Alert: Needlestick and Other Risks from Hypodermic Needles   
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Sharps Disposal Containers   
OSHA Needlestick Injuries   

Updates   
Comparative Analysis of 4th and 5th Editions of the BMBE
(pdf file)
Biohazard Sign Template
(Word document)
Fact Sheets   

Accidental Contact

Aerosol Production and Exposure Control

Guidelines for Research Involving rDNA Molecules

Hepatitis B Information

Universal Precautions for Handling Human Blood

Biological Spill Response BSL-2

Emergency Contacts and Resources    

USA Exposure Control Plan

Biosafety Officer: Dr. David Wood
Phone: 251-460-6509
Email: dowood@usouthal.edu

Emergency Medical Care
USA Urgent Care
307 University Blvd. N
TRB Bldg III, Suite 1275
Mobile, Al. 36688
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
(251) 414-8101 Phone
(251) 414-8227 Fax

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