Biosafety Manual

22 Biosafety Manual or biological toxins defined as USDA VS Select Agents Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) • Guidelines for human pathogen use published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). current edition U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Foreign Quarantine (42 CFR 71) and Etiologic Agents, Hosts, and Vectors (Part 71.54) Regulations • CDC Importation Permits for Etiologic Agents CDC Possession, Use and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins (42 CFR 72-73, 42 CFR 1003) • Registration program for possession and transfer of pathogens or biological toxins defined as Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Select Agents Pathogens SDSs from Public Health Agency of Canada • Quick safety references for pathogenic microorganisms in an SDS format from Health Canada’s Laboratory Centre for Disease Control. Laboratory Decommissioning When a laboratory is shut down, decommissioned, transferred to another researcher, or re-purposed, established procedures must be strictly followed. The Laboratory Checkout Form may be used for this purpose. If assistance is required, please call EH&S, (515) 294-5359. Training and Education Anyone planning to use biohazardous materials must be adequately trained before beginning work. Annual laboratory-specific training is required to be conducted and documented by the supervisor to ensure continued safety. Information communicated in the laboratory- specific training must include: • A discussion of the Iowa State University Biosafety Manual and how it applies to activities conducted in specific work areas. • An explanation of the health hazards and signs and symptoms of exposure to biohazardous materials used in specific work areas. • Adescription of actions personnel can take to protect themselves from exposure, such as special work practices, use of safety equipment, vaccinations, emergency procedures, etc. EH&S offers a variety of biosafety and other safety-related on-line and

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